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Posted in thread: Alternatives to an apple press? on 04-15-2014 at 08:34 PM
Thanks for all the replies! I would go bigger if I could, but I don't have the space to do so.
Think I'll give it a try anyway just see what it's like. Worst case scenario, I go back to
Posted in thread: Alternatives to an apple press? on 04-14-2014 at 03:23 AM
I'm only looking to make small batches, just 1 to 3 gallons at a time. I hadn't thought about
renting equipment or anything like that, although I'm not sure how cost effective that would be
unless I w...
Posted in thread: Alternatives to an apple press? on 04-13-2014 at 09:01 PM
I've been using farm stand cider to make my own ciders, but now I'd like to try my hand at
making cider direct from the apples themselves. Problem is, I live in a really small apartment
and don't have...
Posted in thread: Show us your cider in a photo!!! on 02-22-2014 at 09:01 PM
twin ciders. Both of these are identical. My initial plan was to ferment dry and then later
combine them into a larger carboy so I can backsweeten with fresh cider. Now I'm debating about
Posted in thread: Oops, potassium sorbate. What next? on 02-21-2014 at 09:27 PM
Thanks for all of the comments. I'm actually getting the same amount of activity with this
batch now as I've gotten with some other batches I made in the past, so I'm going to let this
one ride out an...
Posted in thread: Oops, potassium sorbate. What next? on 02-20-2014 at 05:24 PM
Thanks. When I woke up this morning, I could see that some fermentation is going on. Would it
be better to add a starter now or wait until whatever fermentation I currently have comes to a
Posted in thread: Oops, potassium sorbate. What next? on 02-19-2014 at 08:26 PM
Rather than going to an orchard for cider, like I normally do, I decided to make a new batch
using some apple cider I found in my local health food store. I used Zeigler's brand apple
cider. The label...
Posted in thread: First time carbing... worried about bottle bombs on 12-22-2013 at 11:49 PM
Thanks for the responses. If I'm understanding this correctly, I'm going to shoot for 2.4 vols,
so that it should be nicely carbed while remaining under the bottle stress threshold. All of my
Posted in thread: First time carbing... worried about bottle bombs on 12-22-2013 at 08:37 AM
Up until now, I've only made still cider. I want to carbonate my next batch, but as the title
states, I'm worried about creating bottle bombs.I'm making a 3 gallon batch of cyser. I used
about 2 3/4 g...
Posted in thread: Making Traditional rice Wine. Cheap, Fun, and Different on 11-03-2013 at 06:33 AM
I just tried my first batch tonight! I wasn't really sure what to expect, but it tasted better
than I expected. Kind of sweet, kind of tart, kind of creamy, and it smells really
alcoholic.One pound of...