Last Activity:11-04-2010 6:21 PM
Posted in thread: To boil or not to boil? on 09-19-2010 at 05:34 AM
what kind of sugar and how much do you put in? what kind of yeast?
Posted in thread: To boil or not to boil? on 09-19-2010 at 04:15 AM
I didn't know if cider required boiling to kill off any nasties that may cause off flavors. It
seems like it would harm cider more than help but I thought I'd ask. I figured this batch would
be a good...
Posted in thread: To boil or not to boil? on 09-19-2010 at 02:31 AM
To boil or not to boil the cider before fermentation.... That is my question.I wouldn't think
so. I just pitched my yeast in my cider in a 1 gallon carboy and put an airlock on it. Period.
Posted in thread: Pasteur Champagne Yeast on 09-12-2010 at 05:56 PM
Super! Now the question is to honey or not to honey.... I want to for the sweetness, crispness
and alcohol but I'm also curious to know what the cider alone would do and how long it will
take to ferme...
Posted in thread: Pasteur Champagne Yeast on 09-12-2010 at 04:12 PM
Will I need a blow off tube while using pasteur champagne yeast when I ferment some cider? I
will be using a 1 gallon carboy. This is really just for my own curiosity to see how well the
Posted in thread: Blackberry help on 11-22-2009 at 11:09 PM
Correction... Imay not have smelled wonderful either but I was referring to the beer. Sorry.
Posted in thread: Blackberry help on 11-22-2009 at 11:07 PM
I got a nasal burning whiff of CO2 or alcohol when I opened the primary to rack it off into my
secondary(and onto the blackberry puree I made). I didn't smell too wonderful at all. Now that
it has bee...
Posted in thread: yeast cleanup after themselves? on 11-17-2009 at 12:14 PM
Mighty nice of those lil critters. How long does the waste cleanup process take and is it
related to airlock activity? :confused:I joined this forum b/c I find them so helpful for
learning. One day I'...
Posted in thread: yeast cleanup after themselves? on 11-17-2009 at 04:05 AM
I keep reading about letting the yeast cleanup after themselves?That is incredibly intriguing
to me, actually. Please 'splain me what that means...
Posted in thread: No flavor on 11-16-2009 at 08:22 PM
Good idea! A tablespoon you say? So for a 5 gallon batch that would be about 1 or 2 "pink"
packets? What about the acid blend before bottling? Same effect, you think?