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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
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