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Forum: Cider Forum 01-30-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Pommeau
Hey mopar, what's your yield with the Lancman? ...

Hey mopar, what's your yield with the Lancman?

My old school screw press gets 2.5 (recently picked/juicy) to 1.75 (fully sweated) gallons/bu.
Forum: Cider Forum 01-22-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By Pommeau
Might not go so well if bottles are cold and you...

Might not go so well if bottles are cold and you pur 175deg water on them.
Just a thought, might want to get bottles at least room temp.

(thinking of non FL bottlers working in a garage or...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-22-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Pommeau
I have to freeze my crabs in a chest freezer as...

I have to freeze my crabs in a chest freezer as they are ready (will rot/drop if left on) a good two months before my main ingredient apples are (Stayman in November)
Freezing, then thawing busts...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-22-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Pommeau
Just did this do to accidental dumping of few...

Just did this do to accidental dumping of few gallons of my remaining (Norman style) cider. The yeast was White Labs WLP 072, a seasonal release, so I could no longer get a fresh vial. So I just kept...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-22-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By Pommeau
I used a french farmhouse ale (TASTY!) and used...

I used a french farmhouse ale (TASTY!) and used small ceramic heater to get the temp up a bit, once fermentation got hold it became endothermic and self sustaining (1-2 days) and the yeast warmed...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-14-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By Pommeau
Grannys can impart a good bit of sour once the...

Grannys can impart a good bit of sour once the sugars are used up. If I use 10% granny making sweet cider, I can only go to about 1.02 FG without it being too sour.
Forum: Cider Forum 12-05-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Pommeau
I get 2.5 to 3 gallons per bushel (3 is really...

I get 2.5 to 3 gallons per bushel (3 is really juicy ones) from my screw press, hydraulic is supposed to yield better. But 2.5 to 3 is a satisfactory yield. So you are not to far off
Forum: Cider Forum 11-27-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By Pommeau
Rob (rob@distillerylaneciderworks.com) at...

Rob (rob@distillerylaneciderworks.com) at Distillery Lane is a pretty down to earth guy. They offer a cider class, so you can chat with him.

Its on the website, not sure about cost.

But take...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-14-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By Pommeau
Sunlight is bad, it will produce off flavors. ...

Sunlight is bad, it will produce off flavors.
It can even heat the juice making more off flavors from increased fermenting temps.
You can leave in kitchen, just throw towel over it.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-14-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By Pommeau
Looks like normal activity to me, A nice healthy...

Looks like normal activity to me, A nice healthy natural cap to cover your nectar.
I wouldnt worry.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-11-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By Pommeau
From Ocean Spray, you'll mostly get sugars (not...

From Ocean Spray, you'll mostly get sugars (not sure if the "other" juice is apple or pear or both).
Cranberry adds mostly body to cider, a little drying to the sides of your tounge, and a bit of...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-10-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By Pommeau
Keep in mind unless its 100% cranberry, at most...

Keep in mind unless its 100% cranberry, at most (ocean spray) will be a 27% cocktail, generics are more like a 15%. I'd do no more than 10% cranberry (@100% juice) last I priced, 100% was about...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-08-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By Pommeau
I've found the only thing pear is good for is...

I've found the only thing pear is good for is more alcohol.
Straight dry perry tastes like a brandy.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-07-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By Pommeau
Give it a try, I add 20% crab to my blend, and...

Give it a try,
I add 20% crab to my blend, and it tastes a lot like cranberry.
Has the same astringency as crabs too.
Crabs are always good!
Forum: Cider Forum 11-07-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 335,822
Posted By Pommeau
I use this for batches that ferment too dry, its...

I use this for batches that ferment too dry, its the best way to "turn back the clock" It's thick syrupy goodness.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-07-2013, 06:25 PM
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Views: 335,822
Posted By Pommeau
Add me to the list of "great post you got here!" ...

Add me to the list of "great post you got here!"

Reading through I saw a 1/2011 post of yours you said "Tartaric blend to a test gallon, but it didn’t give me what I was looking for. It dropped...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-15-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Pommeau
I use chimay 33cl bottles. Nice to see an...

I use chimay 33cl bottles.
Nice to see an alternative, since most of my "tasters" never make it back.
Forum: Cider Forum 02-15-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,699
Posted By Pommeau
Huh, musta forgot... Yeah....ZERO Keev. Cider...

Huh, musta forgot...
Yeah....ZERO Keev. Cider turned out nice. Quite tart, needed backsweetening back to 1.017ish (1.02 max). It did stop at 1.006, and many batches before had gone negative.
Crabs...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-15-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,154
Posted By Pommeau
Astringent crabs add body to cider. Try a Norman...

Astringent crabs add body to cider. Try a Norman cider apple, it'll suck all the moisture out of your mouth.
Try backsweetening with apple juice (uk equivalent to US's sweet cider).

Tart is no...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-07-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Pommeau
I've done this by accident many times. Freezing...

I've done this by accident many times. Freezing the cider will separate an unfreezable syrup.
.....Biohazards got it. Do what he says, you'll have a concentrate.
Forum: Cider Forum 12-04-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,752
Posted By Pommeau
malo-lactic?

malo-lactic?
Forum: Cider Forum 12-04-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By Pommeau
For yield I'd say it's in this order (1 being...

For yield I'd say it's in this order (1 being best)
1. juicer
2. hydraulic press
3. screw press

For speed/efficiency
1. screw press
2. hydraulic press
3. juicer
Forum: Cider Forum 11-27-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By Pommeau
pear/apple work well. The higher sugar content...

pear/apple work well.
The higher sugar content of pear just means more alcohol if fermented dry. I've found pear oxidizes faster, so ends up a darker color than cider. Straight pear fermented dry...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-17-2012, 02:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Pommeau
stuff from cider supply is specific for apples,...

stuff from cider supply is specific for apples, and its probably closer to 1/2 tbsp per 7 gallons
Forum: Cider Forum 11-14-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 840
Posted By Pommeau
7 bucks a bushel (44lbs) for cider apples might...

7 bucks a bushel (44lbs) for cider apples might be what they meant.
Cider apples should be #2 grade (small and ugly) but still on the tree.
"Drops" and "windfall's" should be animal feed and deer...
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