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  • I ferment my cider dry and age it till spring using WL English Cider Yeast. If your methods differ YMMV.
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  • Posted in thread: first time making cider, couple questions on 08-30-2011 at 11:46 PM
    All good advice. I skip the aeration as I feel it get enough when I grind and press. Cider
    likes to age a long time, mine tasted the best right as I ran out a full year after pressing.

  • Posted in thread: Terminology question on 08-30-2011 at 11:32 PM
    I know this is a 3 year old thread but since its up here I need to clarify that none of this
    applies to cider. All the sugars are simple and completely fermentable. Attenuation does not
    apply here.

  • Posted in thread: Does it matter how i make my juice? on 08-24-2011 at 11:03 PM
    I get a bit worried when people talk of "recipes" for fresh pressed juice. You shouldn't need
    to add much, just yeast and maybe some enzyme. Cider is a process rather than a recipe, just
    ferment it, t...

  • Posted in thread: Aging in a Better Bottle on 08-03-2011 at 05:41 PM
    No it will not age quicker it will just oxidize quicker. And while the better bottle co can say
    whatever they want the truth is its still plastic, I think there full of crap just for their

  • Posted in thread: Cider pH on 07-21-2011 at 05:14 PM
    Dinnerstick I'm still in the trial and error stage myself, my gameplan consisted of putting a
    bunch of different varieties of crabs in and hoping for the best which has worked well for me
    so far. Now ...

  • Posted in thread: Carbonating Cider. Corn Sugar & Lactose Question on 07-21-2011 at 04:23 AM
    Next time maybe you want to think about using frozen concentrate to prime. I consider it my
    last chance to add more flavor.

  • Posted in thread: mr beer cider on 07-21-2011 at 04:16 AM
    Just my opinion but if your going through more beer than cider you just might not have had a
    good cider yet. I haven't brewed a batch of beer in 3 years after I tasted my first batch of

  • Posted in thread: Cider pH on 07-21-2011 at 04:03 AM
    Hey Greg, you should link to claudes site for him. He has a great write up on acidity. I do
    consider 3.1 to be on the high acid side as mine ends up at around 3.4 and is still to acidic
    for many. I wo...

  • Posted in thread: Cider pH on 07-21-2011 at 03:48 AM
    Divorce or cider? Well I got a divorce. But seriously most crabs will help your cider. I used
    some crabs the size of a pea my first year and was amazed by the flavor. For a small batch like
    5 gallons ...

  • Posted in thread: My cider is too Dry and not sweet help? on 07-21-2011 at 03:26 AM
    It doesn't matter what kind of yeast you use in cider, it always ends up dry. Read pappers
    sticky for good ideas on making it sweet.