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  • Posted in thread: Cider clarity and off smells on 12-01-2011 at 01:20 AM
    You don't need to aerate fresh pressed cider, that's a beer thing.Although it's a beer thing,
    it's advised by most yeast nutrient/energizer bottles I've seen. I understand what you mean
    though, as the...

  • Posted in thread: Christmas Cider on 11-30-2011 at 05:59 AM
    My ciders actually seem to be moving very quickly. My recipe is pretty simple: 1 Gallon
    preservative-free cider, little under 1 cup of light brown sugar per gallon of cider. A starter
    of ale yeast, li...

  • Posted in thread: Cider clarity and off smells on 11-28-2011 at 06:30 PM
    The smell is likely the commonly experienced "rhino farts." It's nothing worth stressing about,
    it will dissipate with time. Humans are just incredibly sensitive to the smell of sulfur, so it
    likely s...

  • Posted in thread: Soporific on 11-18-2011 at 06:11 AM
    Did you use campden tablets in your cider? I have no idea what the allergic reactions to sodium
    metabisulfite are, but might be a remote possibility. Total shot in the dark though!

  • Posted in thread: Trader Joe's Spiced Apple Cider? on 11-18-2011 at 06:08 AM
    Do you guys that need the extended aging for clearing not use pectic enzyme or is it just the
    yeast managing to stay in suspension for that long?

  • Posted in thread: How much pectic enzyme? on 11-18-2011 at 03:50 AM
    I would highly suggest some nutrient and/or energizer. It'll help keep your yeasties happy and
    prevent the sulfur smell. As for the pectic enzyme, it will almost always say the dosage on the
    bottle. M...

  • Posted in thread: Using redhot candies in place of sugar on 11-11-2011 at 12:21 AM
    For what it's worth, I'm not seeing a preservative on the ingredients list: Sucrose , Corn
    Syrup , Modified Food Starch , Artificial Flavor , Gum Acacia , Confectioner's Glaze , Beeswax
    , Carnauba Wax...

  • Posted in thread: Bucket fermentaion on 11-08-2011 at 11:14 PM
    I'm with Rockape, I like to use my glass carboys when possible but there's absolutely nothing
    wrong with good, food grade plastic buckets for primaries. You'll need to be careful when
    cleaning to not ...