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Forum: Cider Forum 03-19-2014, 04:28 AM
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Posted By JtotheA
Sounds like it's progressing. I would not pitch...

Sounds like it's progressing. I would not pitch more yeast. Nothing seems out of the ordinary from what I read. Maybe does sound a little slow for Notty, but actually the slower the better with...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-07-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By JtotheA
If you're going to open a bottle to taste and...

If you're going to open a bottle to taste and check carb, make sure you put it in the fridge at least a day before. Helps the CO2 get absorbed. A few hours in the fridge won't do it.
Forum: Cider Forum 01-15-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By JtotheA
How are you adding the cherry? Like mopar said,...

How are you adding the cherry? Like mopar said, that's a good starting SG. Anywhere between 1.055-1.065. And adding the "cherry" towards the end is always better. You can always add it in the...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-15-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By JtotheA
Agreed. That's a yeast that can't be tamed. I...

Agreed. That's a yeast that can't be tamed. I have tried it's cousin though (maybe?), 1116 and was somewhat more tame. D-47 was even better...sticking with the same brand. Won't even look at 1118...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-10-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By JtotheA
Yeah that's kinda the crapshoot with what I was...

Yeah that's kinda the crapshoot with what I was talking about. My sweeter batches that end up in bottles to carb will go to the fridge and stay there...and be drunk sooner than later. The dryer...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-10-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By JtotheA
And just want to add that I strictly use ale...

And just want to add that I strictly use ale yeast. High flocculating ale yeasts. My method probably wont work with crazy yeasts like 1118. Although I did have success with it's tame cousin 1116 and...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-10-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By JtotheA
I wish I had some beer batches under my belt...

I wish I had some beer batches under my belt (which is going to happen when I have more time), but yes I wonder the same thing about overcarbing with cider. How can it be that different? I am...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-03-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By JtotheA
If I were you, if it doesn't bubble once per...

If I were you, if it doesn't bubble once per couple minutes, just be sure and add some juice. Something (tame) to fill up the headspace and create a lil fermentation. Fill 'em up a bit with something...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-31-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By JtotheA
The longer you can keep your primary actively...

The longer you can keep your primary actively fermenting, the better. Trust me. It's actually one of my recommendations!!
Forum: Cider Forum 12-22-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By JtotheA
I strictly use the ez's and I'm pretty sure that...

I strictly use the ez's and I'm pretty sure that they're good quality thick bottles. My personal opinion but I would think the seal at the cap would fail before a bottle explodes. I religiously...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-05-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By JtotheA
Thanks for the reply Joe. I've bought it before...

Thanks for the reply Joe. I've bought it before and really liked the taste. It's different and it's cheap...and it's without the fructose additions normally found in cheap juice. I assumed that was...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-23-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By JtotheA
What he said! D-47 left a "granny smith apple"...

What he said! D-47 left a "granny smith apple" taste the couple times I used it. K1-1116 is the more tame version of 1118 (that's a good thing!) Notty is always the "old faithful" ale yeast.
To add...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-20-2013, 03:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By JtotheA
I'd be tempted if I saw them, but I didn't around...

I'd be tempted if I saw them, but I didn't around me. WilliamSlayer already posted this also...
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f32/varietal-juice-wally-world-439767/
I'd love it if it was from the...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-16-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By JtotheA
Is it the apple juice punch blend that was used?...

Is it the apple juice punch blend that was used? Not sure if there is another "blend" I didn't see.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-08-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,661
Posted By JtotheA
Unfortunately most people are used to...

Unfortunately most people are used to commercially produduced beer/cider that is more times than not clear. Filtered...and some may say "dead". On the other hand, I will choose a cloudy wheat beer...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-12-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,020
Posted By JtotheA
Ditto!!! It's my "unconventional" favorite for...

Ditto!!! It's my "unconventional" favorite for cider. 575 is good too. Go 550! Ha.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-09-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By JtotheA
You probably sucked up too much yeast. Especially...

You probably sucked up too much yeast. Especially if that was the tail end of your batch. I move my primary to a spot where I will transfer and leave it there for at least a few hours before I...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-05-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By JtotheA
My thoughts exactly! At $5/12 oz (was that a...

My thoughts exactly! At $5/12 oz (was that a misprint?). If you can harvest that yeast and it works good in a gallon of cheaper juice, keep it going. The wild yeast will end up being somewhat...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-09-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By JtotheA
Agree. Notty seems to be the heartiest ale yeast....

Agree. Notty seems to be the heartiest ale yeast. Pretty much an ale yeast with a capability to almost be a wine/champagne yeast. Seems to flocculate well for anyone like me that likes to cold crash...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-08-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,841
Posted By JtotheA
I like it!! I drink mine a bit green also and...

I like it!! I drink mine a bit green also and prefer it that way. And on the same note, also have a diabetic friend who indulges in my stuff and will tell me if it's too sweet or dry. If it's too...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-08-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By JtotheA
White Labs 575...WLP 575. Some may say "what?!" I...

White Labs 575...WLP 575. Some may say "what?!" I say "try it if you can get it". Hasn't ever let me down. Always has some intersesting notes...even though I'm just fermenting apple juice only. And I...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-08-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,841
Posted By JtotheA
To the OP...Nottingham is always a good choice...

To the OP...Nottingham is always a good choice and will also power through a higher gravity must. Your LHBS person actually gave you great advice by saying to not add any sugar. You'll end up with a...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-12-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By JtotheA
Hey there. Consider doing a secondary if you add...

Hey there. Consider doing a secondary if you add that much to your primary. With all the sugar you added...other than the peach, that stuff is going to have to mellow.
On your second go, I would...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-05-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,103
Posted By JtotheA
Wow that sounds pretty gory! Leather gloves,...

Wow that sounds pretty gory! Leather gloves, flannel hoodie, goggles, maul. You sound like a professional cider exterminator. I could just imagine seeing my neighbor at the curb like that. Ha. Sounds...
Forum: Cider Forum 05-03-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,107
Posted By JtotheA
It gets a lil complicated when you're "priming"...

It gets a lil complicated when you're "priming" and it's still fermenting. If you're going to pasteurize, you should just try to do that when it's at the sweetness you like. The only reason I'm...
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