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  • Posted in thread: Finding the right Cider/Juice on 06-27-2013 at 03:48 PM
    I've done a couple batches using the store bought cheaper juices and have been very surprised
    about how good they are. Now I wish to jump up to the big league and use some quality juice.
    Where I am no...

  • Posted in thread: i need some insight on my batch of hard cider on 06-19-2013 at 08:00 PM
    My batches tend to lighten a bit, but yours is difficult to judge because that is alot of sugar
    for not alot of volume. Likely a color change is probable as a result of the sugars being
    broken down (b...

  • Posted in thread: Adding Fresh Fruit to Cider on 06-13-2013 at 07:36 PM
    I've done raspberries in a 3 gallon batch. I'd recommend frozen raspberries so you can thaw
    them, refreeze and crush them in the bag and dump that pulp into the carboy. I let it sit for
    about 2 weeks ...

  • Posted in thread: Ginger With Cider? on 05-17-2013 at 03:35 PM
    I meant to do an update since no one ever followed through with this. But it turned out
    spectacular. Ill have a more detailed report soon since i also did a similar process with
    raspberry. Its tough t...

  • Posted in thread: Easy Stove-Top Pasteurizing - With Pics on 01-15-2013 at 07:41 PM
    Try chilling one before opening. Cold liquid holds more CO2 than warm. Give it a day or more to
    re-absorb the CO2 driven out before popping it open.thanks! Just got nervous since i was
    planning on han...

  • Posted in thread: Easy Stove-Top Pasteurizing - With Pics on 01-15-2013 at 07:24 PM
    So my first batch required lots of sugar for back sweetening so I took extra precautions. I was
    gonna pasteurize to keep them from exploding essentially. I am just now getting half way
    through and I c...

  • Posted in thread: Ginger With Cider? on 01-10-2013 at 02:14 AM
    My goal is to bottle about 3 gallons and throw the other 2 into secondary with the ginger and a
    little extra sugar to allow for a little more fermentation and let the ginger soak in. This way
    I don't ...

  • Posted in thread: Ginger With Cider? on 01-09-2013 at 11:48 PM
    So I'm nearing the end of my Primary and was thinking ginger might be a nice flavor to add to
    spice things up. This is my first brew and I've used 5 gallons store bought juice, s-04 yeast,
    added 2 pou...

  • Posted in thread: A few questions before I begin on 01-05-2013 at 06:25 PM
    Well I am underway in my 1st brew and its going nicely, more activity then I imagined. I
    actually see bubbles in the carboy! New question/thought: I have a big root of ginger and was
    wondering if slic...

  • Posted in thread: A few questions before I begin on 12-22-2012 at 05:55 PM
    Thanks for all the replies, but in terms of plastic has anyone had luck with one of the Better
    Bottle brand plastic carboys?And I've read a few people actually backsweaten with more
    cider/juice. Can a...