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  • Posted in thread: List of newbie questions! on 10-05-2011 at 12:45 PM
    You will find most of these answers in the stickies. Check those out, lots of good information
    in there. For the sugar settling in your bottle, unless you did not properly mix the sugar in
    when you st...

  • Posted in thread: chilling cider with copper chiller. on 10-02-2011 at 08:05 PM
    Heating cider is not desirable because if it gets too hot it will not clear and it potentially
    changes the flavor. That's why most everyone uses chemicals to kill the wild yeasts. That said,
    I would n...

  • Posted in thread: First time tips and questions! on 10-02-2011 at 07:57 PM
    1.050 will create a maximum of ~6.5% alcohol. you can take a new reading to find out exactly
    where you ended up. Probably you are around 1.000 or just a bit under. Some people add sugar
    for the primar...

  • Posted in thread: First time soda making on 09-29-2011 at 08:23 PM
    I have read that using cinnamon sticks is a better option then powder. You can also soak them
    in hot liquid to extract oils.

  • Posted in thread: First Batch of Cider in Mr. Beer on 09-28-2011 at 08:43 PM
    I would get a 2 gal carboy or 2- 1 gal carboys. Alternatively you could put it in something
    clean that you have temporarily and then put it back in your primary.

  • Posted in thread: Fermenting for over 3 weeks on 09-28-2011 at 08:37 PM
    Yes, but it doesn't seam to be a problem.

  • Posted in thread: Which carboy to use for 5g of cider? on 09-28-2011 at 08:34 PM
    Go for the 5. You won't see much foam. And it is easy enough to clean up if you do.

  • Posted in thread: First cider, concentrate and juice only. on 09-28-2011 at 08:26 PM
    Should be good.

  • Posted in thread: The Plan. Does this sound right to you? on 09-28-2011 at 12:48 PM
    The secondary starts a new kind of fermentation with a fancy name . But that won't mean much to
    you or I. The practical part is that this is where the cider clears. I would let it sit in the

  • Posted in thread: cider krausen has gotten into airlock.... on 09-28-2011 at 12:36 PM
    I would bet the worst has passed. At least that is my experience. Clean it out and maybe wrap
    the jug in a towel in case it gets messy.