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  • R/C jets and Brewing
  • Electrical Engineer
  • English Hard Cider, Rasberry Cider.
  • Cranberry Apple cider
  • Empty (a shame I know)
  • Cranberry Apple cider, Blackberry Apple cider, English Dry Cider, Rasberry Pale Ale, Oatmeal Stout, Irish Amber Ale.
  • Male
  • Married
  • Hillsboro
  • Oregon


  • Posted in thread: Cold Temp Fermentation on 01-07-2013 at 05:12 AM
    I live in Hillsboro Oregon and brew with EC1118. As for the temps, 1118 says that it will
    ferment down to around 45 degrees. I tried a batch in my storage shed, which is around 55
    degrees and it did f...

  • Posted in thread: Lalvin 1118 - bready smell/taste on 12-30-2012 at 03:56 AM
    I have used 1118 quite a bit, and usually let it go for about 1 month to 5 weeks then bottle. I
    let it carb and condition in the bottle for at least a month before drinking it. The yeasty
    taste goes a...

  • Posted in thread: What have you added to Cider? on 12-17-2012 at 03:06 AM
    I have added blackberry juice and cranberry juice.

  • Posted in thread: Ferm temp on cider on 12-12-2012 at 02:56 AM
    Lavlin EC 1118 will ferment all the way down to 40 degrees. It will give you very dry finish
    though. Right now I have some sitting in the primary at 58 to 60 & it is still going strong.

  • Posted in thread: One-gallon test batch of cranberry cider on 12-10-2012 at 06:01 AM
    I did something simular for my first test batch of cranberry apple. The only things that I did
    differently was to add one cup of corn suger into the juice and Lalvin EC 1118 yeast. Put all
    the ingredi...

  • Posted in thread: Cranberry "juice cocktail" - still not finished on 12-01-2012 at 03:28 AM
    It depends of what size of carboy or bucket you are using. The best way is to use a device
    called a theif to pull off a sample then use a testing tube to put the hydrometer in to test.
    If you dont hav...

  • Posted in thread: Cranberry "juice cocktail" - still not finished on 11-30-2012 at 03:52 AM
    The best way to tell if it is finished is with a hydrometer. If the reading is at 1.000 or
    around there, then it should be finished. I would take a reading and then check agian in a day
    or so later. I...

  • Posted in thread: first cider and post on 11-29-2012 at 11:39 PM
    Congrats on your first batch. You can bottle it one the bubbles have stopped and the gravity is
    not going down. I usually check mine after the bubbling had stopped and the gravity has been
    the same (1...

  • Posted in thread: Best yeast for cider EC-1118 or D47 on 11-27-2012 at 03:39 AM
    I use the EC 1118 yeast for my ciders, it produces a very clean but very dry cider. You will
    have to back sweeten and let it age to get better cider. Never used anything else.

  • Posted in thread: Lacking apple flavor on 11-26-2012 at 04:12 AM
    You can back sweeten the batch using frozen concetrate or add a flavoring to the batch right
    before bottling.