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Posted in thread: Show us your cider in a photo!!! on 10-25-2016 at 01:58 PM
Clear. Can I keep this batch just to see if it would ever clear up? Or does the infection have
an influence on that?Good tip on the headspace, did not consider it yet!The batch may not be a
Posted in thread: Need some help on 10-22-2016 at 06:12 AM
So, I repitched and wait for another day (yesterday) and just today (21-10-2016) is fermenting
but now the juice has a caramel brown color. Does it change the taste too?The darkened color is
Posted in thread: 1118 yeast on 10-22-2016 at 06:02 AM
I am going to try EC 1118 in one of my batches along with 71B-1122, as I read 71B is shown to
reduce acidity up to 25% and this looks appealing to me.It is my understanding that yeasts do
not reduce a...
Posted in thread: 1118 yeast on 10-22-2016 at 05:58 AM
Fermenting a cider at room temp with 1118 may leave you with a bland, fizzy water-tasting
cider. 1118 is pretty good at stripping out flavors and will even ferment at much lower
temperatures, like aro...
Posted in thread: Bottling Cider Champagne style on 10-19-2016 at 12:51 AM
In a word, cyser. Quality AJ from the orchard + 0.4 to 1.0 pound of honey per gallon of juice +
Champagne yeast. I've stuck with 1 lb honey per gallon of juice and it is enough for some honey
Posted in thread: Best Yeast for my Cider? on 10-12-2016 at 12:33 AM
Try Costco natural dried apricots, they have no oils or preservatives. I just bottled a
berlinerweiss to which I added 2 lbs of these apricots. Turned out very nicely, but takes a
while to ferment out...
Posted in thread: Bottling Cider Champagne style on 10-12-2016 at 12:18 AM
I just finished a cider using a champagne like technique...In advance, I had cooked up a syrup
of table sugar and water that had a concentration of 1g/ml and had a bottle of good commercial
Posted in thread: Hard Cider First Try, no fermentation... on 10-08-2016 at 02:54 PM
Hey, there's a big learning curve to making good cider, I know all about it! My first time
making cider consisted of spending 10+ hours picking, cleaning, and pressing apples only to
make a bland, inf...
Posted in thread: Hard Cider First Try, no fermentation... on 10-08-2016 at 02:14 AM
... I just chopped the apples, added water, and simmered for about 3 hours, then strained with
a cheesecloth. ...I have pictures of the initial gravity: ... ended up at 1002.... Is that even
Posted in thread: How long do you hold your cider in primary? on 10-07-2016 at 07:47 PM
I have a cider (8% abv) and cyser (12% abv) that I just racked to kegs after being in primary
for one whole year in my garage, at seasonal temps of 35-70f. The ciders are very crisp and
clear with no ...