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Posted in thread: High Gravity Partial-Mash Partial-Boil Brewing on 12-08-2011 at 11:31 AM
Why not partial mash, add your LME and then your hop additions all in the kettle, put that in
primary and then fill the primary with cold water until you reach five gallons? This will lower
the temp. ...
Posted in thread: Sediment build up & black stuff growing in bottle on 10-09-2011 at 08:31 PM
Thought I'd post an update on this. I was out of town for a couple months and returned to find
crystal clear cider. All the "chunks" seem to have settled, but I still have to pour it
Posted in thread: First Cider, When Can I Rack It? on 09-27-2011 at 06:01 PM
Any info on your procedure, ingredients? Cider typically ferments slower, let it sit and be
Posted in thread: Who makes their own juice with a juicer? on 09-24-2011 at 05:59 PM
My Jack LaLane juicer leaves behind no mush. The thing is fast and efficient. You could not
squeeze any juice out of the leavings! In fact I toss them in a cardboard box when the bin gets
full and it ...
Posted in thread: Crystal Clear Cider like White Lightning on 09-24-2011 at 05:45 PM
May I ask why you want to do this?
Posted in thread: Started my first batch of hard cider. Constructive criticism welcome! on 09-23-2011 at 09:12 AM
Is it alright to open up one of my ciders that is one week in to see how far along it is and
stir in more sugar? Or is that bad? Recommendations? Thanks.The more you open it up the more
chances you ha...
Posted in thread: Started my first batch of hard cider. Constructive criticism welcome! on 09-22-2011 at 03:53 PM
I'm not sure the cherries will mix well with the honey and brown sugar. When I used honey I
wasn't real impressed with the results. I prefer caramel, but that's just me. The S-04 is what
I'm going to ...
Posted in thread: "Belgian" Cider on 09-22-2011 at 03:45 PM
I would hold off on the candi sugar and use caramel. I use the 3787 with great results.
Posted in thread: Another "My first cider" post - likely more problematic than most on 07-07-2011 at 09:15 AM
He could wait for it to hit his target gravity, bottle, give it some time to carbonate, then
cold crash and probably still end up with a sweet cider. As long as he uses plastic bottles or
swing top bo...
Posted in thread: Another "My first cider" post - likely more problematic than most on 07-04-2011 at 10:43 AM
If the yeast die from to much alcohol then adding more yeast won't help. What abv were you
going for? Why so much sugar? If there has been a change in gravity then ferementation IS