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Posted in thread: Why do you add sugar to cider? on 12-14-2010 at 06:57 AM
...honey is nice
Posted in thread: I am planning a new batch of cider. on 12-14-2010 at 06:12 AM
I wouldn't go for spice, but would try to get McIntosh juice. I always found macs to have a
really sterotypical apple pie taste to them when made into juice or cider.
Posted in thread: sulfur smell on 11-23-2010 at 04:25 PM
i wonder if some apples varieties / ripeness stages are more prone to give off farts than
others? does anyone have any insight...?I've read that fruit grown on trees of standard size
contain less nitr...
Posted in thread: tastes like caca :( on 11-22-2010 at 07:54 PM
I found that different yeasts and different blends of apples tend to create more or less funk,
depending on which and in which combination. Most of times it will age out and fruity aromas
will come to...
Posted in thread: Concord grapes for pyment? on 11-03-2010 at 04:54 PM
I recently made one with pressed Concords, but have done one with cans of Welchs. It tastes
good, just realize your going to have a flavor that will remind you of grape jelly and NOT
normal wine. I ma...
Posted in thread: Granny Smiths on 11-02-2010 at 08:20 PM
I've used Granny Smiths a fair bit. I always blend them with other apples, but I find they're
at their best after a good month's storage. The sugar increases and aromas seem to develop.
Posted in thread: Bourbon barrel aging research on 09-12-2010 at 03:57 AM
all concerns aside, I think the bourbon flavour would definitely go well with mead. I just
finished a fortified mead done with bourbon and it tastes pretty awesome so far, if not a
Posted in thread: First timer - yeast doesn't seem to work on 09-09-2010 at 10:30 PM
How much sulfite? If it's a real big load, yeast won't be able to survive in it, and you might
have to double your batch and/or agitate it a whole lot to expel the SO2. You only really need
about a qu...
Posted in thread: Pear Cider... kind of on 09-08-2010 at 08:35 PM
in short, yes, add more Apple juice.The pears should have been pressed, though. You don't make
hard cider from apple sauce do you? And what were you searching to try to find a recipe? The
Brits call t...
Posted in thread: Suggested mix of readily available apples for cider? on 09-08-2010 at 12:01 AM
If you're stuck using eating apples, I'd suggest using a tart variety like Braeburn or Granny
Smith blended with sweeter varieties, like gala or golden delicious. Granny Smith are best in a