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Posted in thread: Is it working? on 02-03-2013 at 11:51 PM
Does it smell like eggs when you drink it? Coz mine does right now, just 48 hours after
starting... hope itll get better before i have to try it.That smell means the yeast is probably
a little stresse...
Posted in thread: Hard cider on 01-31-2013 at 09:35 PM
It depends on personal taste and to some degree, on its ABV.Most people suggest at least a few
weeks, if not a few months, some people even manage to let theirs sit for years (not many can
wait that l...
Posted in thread: Total newb... on 01-31-2013 at 07:19 AM
I couldn't tell you for sure. I imagine it wouldn't be exactly the same. But some people can
taste the sulfites and stuff used to stop a fermentation if that helps at all.
Posted in thread: Semi sweet sparkling cider with 10-14%abv on 01-29-2013 at 07:11 AM
Dry is super easy. Adding sweetness is a little harder. Basically you'd sweeten to taste, add
priming sugar as needed then pasteurise when its carbed enough.There is a great thread on
Posted in thread: Semi sweet sparkling cider with 10-14%abv on 01-29-2013 at 04:57 AM
As dr_al said, if you have a keg setup, it will be way easier to get the sweetness to a level
you prefer and still carbonate.Otherwise the next easiest way would probably involve some
combination of b...
Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 01-27-2013 at 04:39 AM
Thanks. Just to be sure I'm clear, I'm fairly certain that the fermentation is done. I haven't
checked the gravity in a few weeks, but it was right around 1.00 the last time I checked. I
plan to check...
Posted in thread: Cider newbie question. on 01-26-2013 at 09:41 AM
Well, it should hopefully be pretty clear by now. I'd highly recommend using a bottling bucket
and a syphon. Mainly because if you move your fermentation vessel too much you will probably
disturb the ...
Posted in thread: Total newb... on 01-26-2013 at 05:12 AM
Temperature would play a part in the speed of fermentation.As for it being sweet and alcoholic,
there is a good chance that it may still be an active fermentation. Bubbles in the airlock are
not an ac...
Posted in thread: Cider with preservatives?? on 01-26-2013 at 02:23 AM
If you have no other option for preservative free cider, I have heard of people making really
big yeast starters for the fermentation.The preservatives don't "kill" the yeast as such,
apparently they ...
Posted in thread: Black Rock Cider Kit - First time brewer! on 01-26-2013 at 01:39 AM
Yeah man, gotta relax and be a little patient. Not every thread gets an immediate response. And
this hobby requires a fair bit of patience.I've used black rock before. It came out alrite. Its