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  • Posted in thread: Another Year of Cider on 11-06-2013 at 01:20 AM
    My experience has led me to believe you have to really try hard to get an under-attenuated
    cider. All of mine have finished out at or below 1.000. I decided to ferment this one cooler to
    see if some o...

  • Posted in thread: Another Year of Cider on 11-04-2013 at 02:24 PM
    11/3/13 - SG: 1.028 (OG was 1.054) been fermenting at 56F. 47% attenuation thus far; still
    taste a little sulphur. Roused yeast and bumped to 60F. I will raise 1 deg per day to 65F.

  • Posted in thread: Another Year of Cider on 10-20-2013 at 01:29 PM
    Thanks...I knew it was on the cool side. It took off and is VERY active. After 24+ hours of
    active fermentation, I added 1# of Clear Belgian Candy Sugar Syrup to bump the gravity to
    1.052. My chest fr...

  • Posted in thread: Another Year of Cider on 10-19-2013 at 10:19 PM
    55F and ~48 hour lag before fermentation really got going. Next time I think I'll step the
    yeast up in 1L of cider before I pitch. With an OG of 1.046, anyone have any opinion on adding
    sugar? I have ...

  • Posted in thread: Another Year of Cider on 10-17-2013 at 01:33 AM
    Fall = Cider. :D I do one batch a year and it lasts me till Spring.I'm trying to find some
    without preservatives right now.I have a second source of unpreserved/unpasteurized that I
    intend to tap into...

  • Posted in thread: Another Year of Cider on 10-17-2013 at 01:24 AM
    Pitched 1 vial WLP775 26 hours after adding sodium metabisulfite. Oxygenated for ~50 seconds.
    Fermenter & carboy are steady at 57 degrees F. No activity at 24 hours since pitch. I remember
    cider yeast...

  • Posted in thread: 3 Gallon Batch= How Much Yeast? on 10-15-2013 at 06:53 PM
    You'll have no problems. Odds are you will still slightly under-pitch, but I've never had any
    issues on 2-6 gallon batches of cider with one vial of WLP775.

  • Posted in thread: Another Year of Cider on 10-15-2013 at 05:57 PM
    Good day all,I just got my hands on 5 gallons of fresh, unpreserved, unpasteurized cider from a
    local orchard. This is my 3rd year and 5th of 6th batch. This juice is 1.046 OG (11.5 bris), pH
    3.25. I ...

  • Posted in thread: NorcalBrewing Solutions Giveaway! on 10-15-2013 at 05:35 PM
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  • Posted in thread: Brewer's Hardware 15 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 08-01-2013 at 07:46 PM
    Thanks for another great opportunity! My fingers are crossed!!