Last Activity:12-14-2009 1:05 AM
Posted in thread: Southern Sweet Cider on 11-06-2009 at 01:07 AM
I have a batch of this in progress now - upped the recipe to 5 gallons. My OG was only 1.060
(close enough, i think) and I used wyeast cider yeast. After about 5 days in a warm space the
cider is at 1...
Posted in thread: Cider recipe repository? on 10-28-2009 at 01:07 PM
I'm starting a 2nd 5 gallon batch of cider and wanted to try a different recipe than I got from
a freind. Any sugustions? The sticky at the top has lots of discusison but recipes are spead
all over th...
Posted in thread: Cant get cider to start fermentation on 10-21-2009 at 01:01 PM
No luck w/ aerating the cider - I guess I'm going to have to toss it. How many campden tables
do people recommend for 5 gallons?
Posted in thread: Cant get cider to start fermentation on 10-20-2009 at 09:23 PM
I probably did over do the campden tablets recommended is 1 to 1 - its a friends recipe and he
likes to over do it for some reason. I dont have access to the apples anymore. Can I salvage
this set som...
Posted in thread: Cant get cider to start fermentation on 10-20-2009 at 09:14 PM
First pitch was about a week ago today. 2nd pitch was 24 hrs ago.Agreed it might have been too
cold on the first pitch but the 2nd pitch it should have been plenty warm.
Posted in thread: Cant get cider to start fermentation on 10-20-2009 at 08:53 PM
Hello,I Cant get my cider to start fermenting. My cider is home pressed by Mennonite family
made up of 4 types of apples and as far as I know is preservative free. One week ago I put in
10 campden tab...
Posted in thread: First cider, 24 hrs out and no bubbles on 11-19-2008 at 11:21 PM
Just wanted to thank everyone and let them know I've finished racking and bottled last night.
Had trouble getting clean bottles. I used amonia and water to remove the labels but ended up
with a film o...
Posted in thread: First cider, 24 hrs out and no bubbles on 11-05-2008 at 02:03 AM
Cider is now at 1.00 or .95 ish. I'm going to rack it in a day or 2.
Posted in thread: First cider, 24 hrs out and no bubbles on 11-02-2008 at 03:55 PM
Depending on the type of soap, there can be a film left on things washed with it even after
rinsing. I'm not saying that is the problem, just that some soaps can do that. You might try
giving the carb...
Posted in thread: First cider, 24 hrs out and no bubbles on 11-02-2008 at 04:05 AM
I'm probably worrying too much again but its been 12 hours and the bubbling hasn't re-started
since I checked the gravity - I wonder why?