Last Activity:10-25-2012 10:03 AM
Posted in thread: maple cider on 09-11-2012 at 05:52 PM
I'm thinking of doing the same thing except using real maple syrup to back sweeten. You can
lose a lot of flavor from the sugars consumed during fermentation.I'm going to try a test batch
in the next ...
Posted in thread: Aging of cider on 09-08-2012 at 04:42 AM
What did you think of the Wyeast 4766 cider yeast? I haven't read a lot as far as positive
Posted in thread: Topping off question on 09-06-2012 at 03:26 PM
In the process of making Upstate Mike's Carmel Apple cider, I racked to my secondary and topped
off with more Apple juice. I ended up putting almost an entire gallon of new apple juice back
into the c...
Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Hard Cider on 09-06-2012 at 03:19 PM
I don't like a sweet cider, but want to impart the carmel apple character to this so I'm
thinking of adding 2 cans of concentrate and half of the carmel syrup called for in the
original recipe.Has an...
Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Hard Cider on 09-02-2012 at 03:29 PM
I was going to suggest what I'm planning on doing for my first Carmel apple batch. I'm going to
put the Carmel mixture in a double boiler and add a few of the cans of AJC to thin it out. That
way I'm ...
Posted in thread: Graham's English Cider on 08-28-2012 at 09:21 PM
I was going to use wine tannins instead of the english tea; thoughts on dosage for a 5 gallon
Posted in thread: Malic acid = tart cider? on 08-22-2012 at 11:07 PM
I just finished up my first batch of cider, and while I'm a big fan (suprisingly drinkable!) I
was hoping for a bit more tartness. I used the typical ingredients (juice, nutrients, yeast,
Posted in thread: Carbonating Ciders on 08-22-2012 at 10:56 PM
I just bottled my first batch of cider this last Saturday. I'm going with the "plastic bottle
tester" route as well but due to paranoia and impatience, I popped open a bottle last night to
check. It w...
Posted in thread: Strawberry Cider on 08-20-2012 at 05:05 PM
The peaches kept their shape but lost color and texture.Do you typically put the peaches in the
primary or secondary? I've read on here that if you put them in the primary, the yeast will
strip more o...
Posted in thread: Starting a simple cider on 08-20-2012 at 04:27 AM
I'm assuming that your second "strawberry batch" started fermenting again once you added the
fruit right?I'm thinking of doing the exact same thing with peaches, but shouldn't I start at a
lower OG th...