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Posted in thread: Picking a Yeast on 04-21-2013 at 01:32 PM
I've been using WLP775 but I have a vial of WLP300 in the mail for a batch next week. I am
quite happy with WLP775 and believe the cider I've made to be as good as a English Cider I paid
$5 for at the...
Posted in thread: Effects of light & Heat on 04-21-2013 at 01:24 PM
I can't imagine ANY flavors produced in the 80s that would taste good. I'd think you'd start to
produce paint thinner flavors that high. I'd try to do anything and everything to get that down
Posted in thread: BRAND NEW "brewer", tips?? on 04-21-2013 at 01:12 PM
You can skip the air lock and use a piece of tin foil and a rubber band. But GET SOME REAL
YEAST! You will be glad.BTW. I use tinfoil and rubber band all the time.;)
Posted in thread: Fermentation head space? How much? on 04-21-2013 at 01:04 PM
I'm looking at a 6 gallon batch right now, and hoping it'll fit in a 6.5 gallon carboy with
California ale yeast. Temp will be something around 68F-70F. Any thoughts on if it'll be
okay?I've always ha...
Posted in thread: Difference between apple wine and hard cider on 04-21-2013 at 12:57 PM
Does it matter?By law I have to have a 'winery' license to make 'hard cider'This was a real
bummer cause we wanted to have a 'hard cider' at the brewery.
Posted in thread: New growth on cider on 04-21-2013 at 12:55 PM
Don't worry, if it goes bad you will have some good cider vinegar.Have you tasted it to see if
it's getting tart or acidic?
Posted in thread: Pitch to Pitcher in less than 2 weeks on 04-21-2013 at 12:48 PM
Posted in thread: Pitch to Pitcher in less than 2 weeks on 04-20-2013 at 10:53 PM
This tasted as good as an English Cider I paid $5 a pint for yesterday at the pub.
Posted in thread: Pitch to Pitcher in less than 2 weeks on 04-20-2013 at 10:52 PM
This is the first I managed to age a few gallon for 3 weeks and carbonate! It did soften the
edges a little, and it is crystal clear.
Posted in thread: Pitch to Pitcher in less than 2 weeks on 04-20-2013 at 10:44 PM
If you are getting to 1.000 (or close) in a week with WLP775 and still have apple flavor...I
need to try a vial of that. It takes my notty 2 weeks just to get to 1.020. If I use an
existing yeast cake...