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Posted in thread: Cider/yeast experiment on 12-08-2007 at 02:43 AM
An update on my yeast/cider experiment: I still have all three one-gallon batches in secondary
(the original, Aug. 20 using a Lalvin wine years; and the two simultaneous batches, one using
Posted in thread: Hard Cider still fermenting (over a week) on 11-21-2007 at 12:13 AM
Hm. I've had a batch going since Aug. 20, racked once, and it's still going, albeit very
slowly, and hasn't cleared. Should I be worried? (It's 1 gallon, unfiltered, pasteurized,
Lalvin 71B-1122 yeast...
Posted in thread: Trouble in Bubble-dise on 11-18-2007 at 10:02 PM
Yooper has far more experience than I, but I'd have to agree: Relax, don't rush, and don't
worry. For my first (and so far only complete) batch of mead, after racking to secondary, I
literally drove i...
Posted in thread: Oops -- forgot to take the OG on 11-18-2007 at 05:24 AM
Not once, but twice, on two different batches of cranberry melomel/cyser (different recipes,
one adds the fruit in primary, the other has more apple juice and adds the cranberries in
Posted in thread: How long does fermentation last on 11-18-2007 at 05:16 AM
I don't think a month is a long time. I've had a batch going since Aug. 20 or so, and it's
still fermenting a little (pushing a bubble out of the fermentation lock at least a couple
times a day). Depe...
Posted in thread: Cranberry cyser -- suggestions? on 11-17-2007 at 05:45 AM
Well, no one seems to have much experience with added-fruit cysers, so I decided to wing it
with an assortment of advice from local brewers who've made meads, wines and ciders. Here's
what I've done s...
Posted in thread: Yeast Question, possible stuck fermentation, Apfelwein on 11-17-2007 at 05:35 AM
The only caveat I'd add to David_42's comment is that you might well get a krauesen with ale
yeast, and from what I've myself and read here, and you should definitely be ready for a
healthy one if you...
Posted in thread: 24 hours to find a yeast... on 11-16-2007 at 01:16 PM
I'm sure you've seen the data sheet for Nottingham ( I'm still in the midst of my first
cider/yeast experiment (all using varieties that should ferment out fairly dry), so no
first-hand experience he...
Posted in thread: Sorry for the long thread...Need expert opinions! on 11-14-2007 at 07:03 AM
I can't speak to all your points, but I've been wrestling with your #2 for a week or so now as
I plot a batch of cranberry cyser (see my post in the mead forum).After perusing these forums
and other p...
Posted in thread: Cranberry cyser -- suggestions? on 11-11-2007 at 06:14 AM
I am poised to start my second batch of mead ever. My first was a traditional mead (no fruit,
spices) and turned out pretty well, but I think I want to try something drier, with fruit.
After perusing ...