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Posted in thread: First Cider Attempt--Need Assistance! on 11-04-2013 at 03:41 PM
Yesterday I began my first attempt at hard cider. I am fermenting two seperate one gallon
batches side-by-side at 67 degrees. Both have a strong dose of WLP002. The difference is one
has 1 lb. of corn...
Posted in thread: Ordering An Orchard, What Kind Of Trees For Cider? on 10-01-2013 at 11:56 AM
Thanks for the suggestions. Any others out there?
Posted in thread: Ordering An Orchard, What Kind Of Trees For Cider? on 09-30-2013 at 12:27 AM
I am in zone 6a according to the USDA hardiness map.
Posted in thread: Add spices during fermentation? on 09-29-2013 at 11:58 PM
In one I added a special blend of "English Mulling Spices" it is fermenting nicely. One other
batch I only added a lot of extra sweetener at the beginning, it is fermenting nicely. The
other I made my...
Posted in thread: Ordering An Orchard, What Kind Of Trees For Cider? on 09-29-2013 at 11:50 PM
I've got a small orchard I've had for over 20 years. It is all antique apples. I have developed
a really good set of recipes for cider made from what juice I can find. But now I want to take
this to t...
Posted in thread: Add spices during fermentation? on 09-26-2013 at 06:51 PM
I have several recipes for cider that have been working well. I was requested by a family
member to try some fall spice flavors. I visited my local spice merchant who mixes and grinds
custom spices. I...
Posted in thread: Easy Stove-Top Pasteurizing - With Pics on 08-22-2013 at 12:42 PM
I have been reading and reading and reading but I can’t get thru all 80+ pages in this
thread. So I’m hoping cider king Pappers or some other helpful posters can lend me some
advice. I pla...
Posted in thread: how long do you ferment? on 07-07-2013 at 03:12 PM
I can make a delicious cider from start to bottle in three weeks. I tried a longer period with
fresh juice in four different recipes last fall, all of them fail miserably compared to the
Posted in thread: Easy Stove-Top Pasteurizing - With Pics on 07-07-2013 at 03:10 PM
Did your process on a case of cider this weekend and the flavor profile was enhanced if not
exactly the same as before pasteurization. Great thread Pappers, thanks.
Posted in thread: Bottle Bomb Stories on 07-06-2013 at 01:43 PM
Gotta share this one. I have been making cider for about a year now. I traveled around to
various cideries and have tasted over 70 kinds of cider from lots of craftsmen. I now have a
recipe that is "t...