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Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-23-2013, 01:29 AM
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Posted By cjeanean
Wouldn't it mean that malolactic fermentation...

Wouldn't it mean that malolactic fermentation DIDN'T take place? I was looking into that, and the way I read it was that if MLF didn't happen then it's gonna have a harsher taste than if it DOES...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-20-2013, 02:49 AM
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Posted By cjeanean
Hmmm....so how do you fix the sourness? It's...

Hmmm....so how do you fix the sourness? It's drinkable and everything, I suppose, it's just a bit too harsh. Is there any way to mellow it out? I don't think he pasteurized the juice or anything, but...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-20-2013, 02:27 AM
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Posted By cjeanean
This stuff is about 18 months old. He kept a log...

This stuff is about 18 months old. He kept a log of everything he did from start to finish, and the best I can figure is that it was tart from the get-go, but the sourness was noted after he mixed in...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-20-2013, 12:25 AM
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Posted By cjeanean
Apple Wine is Sour and Bitter???

So for some reason my brother in law's apple wine has a sour, bitter taste to it. It doesn't taste or smell like vinegar, and the apple flavor is really nice as an aftertaste, but the actual taste is...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-04-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By cjeanean
I used pasteurized juice, so I don't think...

I used pasteurized juice, so I don't think natural yeast is a factor. I don't know how to describe the taste. It wasn't undrinkable, but it just seemed off. I think, from the above post, cooking...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-03-2013, 10:34 AM
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Views: 800
Posted By cjeanean
Preventing Oxidation AND Natural Carbonation?

So with one 5 gal batch under my belt, I've got a couple of questions. Please forgive me if they're already been asked before!

1. After a while, the batch seemed to take on an odd taste, not like...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-08-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By cjeanean
Thanks, I wasn't sure. I'm a bit of a worrier, so...

Thanks, I wasn't sure. I'm a bit of a worrier, so I actually re-pasteurized the first batch to make sure. I did discover three bottles that didn't seal all the way, evidenced by the tiny bubbles of...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-07-2012, 08:53 PM
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Posted By cjeanean
How do I know if pasteurization worked?

I just pasteurized my first batch of bottled cider, and I realized I haven't seen anything on here about how to tell if the process worked. I boiled the water, let it cool to 190, and put 8 room-temp...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-03-2012, 07:41 AM
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Posted By cjeanean
And for the record (and coming from a major...

And for the record (and coming from a major lightweight) I've had half of a 12oz bottle and I'm feeling pretty warm and fuzzy. I wonder if that makes a difference with how freakin long it's been...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-03-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By cjeanean
Normal to have settling in the bottom of the bottle?

I'm still finishing up my first ever cider, and I'm in the carbonating stage. I've got the stuff in bottles, and it's been over a week (realized my temps were wrong to promote carbonating, but I...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-26-2012, 10:02 PM
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Posted By cjeanean
So if I put it in a warmer place (74F) how long...

So if I put it in a warmer place (74F) how long should it take? Should I add a drop of yeast or just leave it for now?
Forum: Cider Forum 10-26-2012, 08:32 PM
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Posted By cjeanean
Cider fermented in primary for about 2 weeks, and...

Cider fermented in primary for about 2 weeks, and secondary for 2 weeks, for a total of 4. There is little if any activity in the airlock (I still have some in the carboy, since I didn't have time to...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-26-2012, 06:16 AM
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Posted By cjeanean
How long to carbonate? 5 days and no bubblies....

Yes, I'm posting again with yet another n00b question. I backsweetened my cider with a little table sugar and frozen apple juice concentrate (no additives, other than vit. C). I've got some that I...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-26-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By cjeanean
Hmmmm....I know when you open a bottle of pop...

Hmmmm....I know when you open a bottle of pop that's been shaken the best way to do it is to slightly crack it open to let the excess gas out before opening it all the way. I don't know if that's the...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-22-2012, 12:21 AM
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Posted By cjeanean
Do I need to pasteurize frozen apple juice concentrate?

Hi, I'm getting ready to backsweeten and bottle my first batch, and I'm using frozen apple juice concentrate as the backsweetener. It's not pasteurized, and I'm wondering if I need to boil it before...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-03-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,093
Posted By cjeanean
Finally got it racked to secondary. It's decently...

Finally got it racked to secondary. It's decently smooth right now, so I'm wondering how much better it'll be in a few weeks. Hubby says it tastes like a cheap flat boiler-maker, but I've never had a...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-01-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,093
Posted By cjeanean
Today is day 9, there is little to no activity in...

Today is day 9, there is little to no activity in the airlock, and the stuff has cleared up! It's not crystal clear, but it's no longer an opaque golden yellow. Very excited!
Forum: Cider Forum 09-28-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,093
Posted By cjeanean
I was rather surprised by how nice the smell was,...

I was rather surprised by how nice the smell was, actually. I was expecting something terrible! I'm just too damn impatient, I want it to be done already! I think future batches won't be so bad, but...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-28-2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,093
Posted By cjeanean
So I went ahead and replaced my balloon airlock...

So I went ahead and replaced my balloon airlock with a coil of vinyl tubing filled with sanitizer. I decided to go ahead and taste the cider, and although it is very yeasty it is no longer sweet....
Forum: Cider Forum 09-28-2012, 02:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,093
Posted By cjeanean
Latex? It doesn't smell bad (and never has,...

Latex?

It doesn't smell bad (and never has, just went from strong to barely noticeable). It smells like warm apple bread. I can definitely smell yeast, and apple, but it's not bad. I think it...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-28-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,093
Posted By cjeanean
The balloon is now very small, and I'm switching...

The balloon is now very small, and I'm switching to an airlock using a piece of coiled tubing filled with vodka or sanitizer. I think I'm going to rack it tonight or tomorrow, then I'll add about a...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-27-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,093
Posted By cjeanean
Quick question: is this normal???

I'm on my first batch, and it's been going for almost 5 days. I'm using a balloon airlock till I can get to the homebrew store (which should be tomorrow). First few days it was going like crazy,...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-24-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By cjeanean
I'm completely new so I can't tell you why, but...

I'm completely new so I can't tell you why, but on several other threads where people have asked for help the "experts" always ask for more details about the batch. Maybe it'd be a good idea to go...
Forum: Soda Making 09-24-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 934
Posted By cjeanean
Does the yeast give off a funny taste? What about alcohol content?

While waiting for my first batch of cider to ferment, I thought I'd try something that only takes a few days. However, there are a few questions I have about soda making with yeast.

1. Does yeast...
Forum: Soda Making 09-24-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By cjeanean
I'm curious about this too....I don't have space...

I'm curious about this too....I don't have space in my fridge to keep as much soda as I want to make cold, and I just assumed I could use the stovetop pasteurizing method for the soda. Has anyone...
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