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Posted in thread: UV Pasteurization on 06-24-2015 at 11:26 PM
It is not required for hard cider. There are no human pathogens that can survive living in
alcohol. I'm a commercial hard cider maker. There are no craft cider producers that I know of
Posted in thread: Commercial Cider Equipment on 02-07-2015 at 11:42 PM
What size/types of tanks do you plan on using? IBC or Stainless for your ferment.
Posted in thread: Mangrove Jacks Cider M02 yeast on 02-03-2015 at 03:47 AM
Add yeast nutrients. It has a reputation for getting stinky without them.
Posted in thread: Commercial Cider Equipment on 02-03-2015 at 03:45 AM
Specifically, what equipment are you looking for? We have a commercial meadery/cidery and can
steer you in the right direction. Grinder? Press? Fermentation tank? Brite tank? Filter?
Posted in thread: Mangrove Jack Cider Kit - Sulphur on 11-18-2014 at 10:12 AM
Scrubbing with CO2 will have minimal effect. Splash racking to introduce oxygen is what you
want to do or use the copper trick previously mentioned. Also, Scottlabs makes a product called
Posted in thread: adding yeast nutrient 1 week in? on 11-15-2014 at 09:40 PM
What was starting gravity and what is current gravity?Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew
Posted in thread: CiderCon on 11-15-2014 at 04:31 PM
Just looked at the registration and it looks like registration will be $600 for you to attend.
Unless you could hook up with a cidery and get in as an employee or something with them. Where
are you fr...
Posted in thread: Stir or not to stir on 11-13-2014 at 02:46 AM
FWIW, Scottlabs reps stated at CiderCon at Chicago that it was important to keep yeast in
suspension. Oxygenating up to 1/3 and nutrient additions were also tips they gave. You don't
HAVE to do any of...
Posted in thread: Sulphur stink on 04-13-2014 at 01:19 AM
O2 and carb stone is good. I use a hand mixer and stir it at high speed. Mix the hell out of
it. Lots of splashing. This only works in a plastic bucket. Glass carboys are hard to oxygenate
unless you ...
Posted in thread: Sulphur stink on 04-12-2014 at 09:01 PM
After attending several sessions addressing this very issue at Cidercon I came away with some
valuable tips. Aerate several times a day until 1/3 to 1/2 of the sugar is consumed. This has
the added ef...