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Forum: Cider Forum 01-05-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,560
Posted By BoomerCreek
BadgerBrigade I live in Santa Cruz. I can see...

BadgerBrigade I live in Santa Cruz. I can see you across the bay on a clear day. Lets start a cidery.
Forum: Cider Forum 01-03-2013, 01:20 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 34,666
Posted By BoomerCreek
If the finished product is too tart and lacks in...

If the finished product is too tart and lacks in sweetness perhaps try adding a MLF culture and let it do its work for a month or so. Then give it try. The MLF will sweeten it but also makes a more...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-03-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By BoomerCreek
I made some inadvertently over the Christmas...

I made some inadvertently over the Christmas vacation. I left 2 growlers of some home made cider in the snow to chill at the in-laws house and it snowed like crazy over night. The roof shed a...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-02-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,084
Posted By BoomerCreek
I'll take more. i love cider history.

I'll take more. i love cider history.
Forum: Cider Forum 01-02-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,560
Posted By BoomerCreek
I've looked into it here and it is very cost...

I've looked into it here and it is very cost prohibitive to get going. That being said go for it and check out your local laws. Try to get a job at a winery where you may be able use their space...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-02-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By BoomerCreek
Patience. I've had some fermentations take...

Patience. I've had some fermentations take several days to start.
Forum: Cider Forum 12-29-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By BoomerCreek
Potassium metabisulfite and campden tablets are...

Potassium metabisulfite and campden tablets are both products which can be obtained in organic form. Check out 7 Bridges Brewing co-op in Santa Cruz. They are an all organic home brew supply.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-29-2012, 03:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,813
Posted By BoomerCreek
Last year I mad a back of the cabinet cyser on a...

Last year I mad a back of the cabinet cyser on a rainy night. It was made of about 7 lbs of dried persimmons and the water required to steep them, 8 oz of honey and a quarter gallon of honey crisp...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-23-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,630
Posted By BoomerCreek
I scored a 2.5 gallon oak barrel and oaked a...

I scored a 2.5 gallon oak barrel and oaked a cider that I pressed last fall. I oaked it for about 2-3weeks and then put 2 gallons into glass bottles to mellow. The other half gallon I tasted...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-10-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By BoomerCreek
Just dropped airlocks onto 2, 1 gallon jugs this...

Just dropped airlocks onto 2, 1 gallon jugs this evening that had tang to them. Even in the fridge...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-26-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By BoomerCreek
The idea of racking to another vessel and adding...

The idea of racking to another vessel and adding more juice is good. Malo-lactic fermentation too. I usually add a teaspoon or 2 of malic acid or acid blend to a 5 gallon batch in combination with...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-26-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By BoomerCreek
It could be a yeast film. I've seen some of my...

It could be a yeast film. I've seen some of my ciders manifest this in the past and I've kegged and bottled with no ill effects.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-13-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,449
Posted By BoomerCreek
I've made some sulphury, funky, and just plain...

I've made some sulphury, funky, and just plain gross ciders in my day. However I don't ever toss anything. Play around with acid blends and tannins if you are so inclined. Age, age, age. I've had...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-08-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,933
Posted By BoomerCreek
I believe that tannin additives are primarily...

I believe that tannin additives are primarily made from grape stems. I have in the past used about a 1/2 tsp per 5 gallon to start with. I always put it in after primary and then let it age for a...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-01-2012, 03:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,521
Posted By BoomerCreek
I just want a Tabasco jug like that. Good luck...

I just want a Tabasco jug like that. Good luck with the cider!
Forum: Cider Forum 07-01-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By BoomerCreek
I use a small portable dishwasher. I usually...

I use a small portable dishwasher. I usually rinse out my bottles after they are poured and running them through the dishwasher has never led me astray. The water at my house is very hot and just a...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-10-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By BoomerCreek
At your local brew shop they sell a couple of...

At your local brew shop they sell a couple of items that can help to fill out the flavor profile and improve the mouthfeel. Grape tannins and acid blend. They both serve to increase the acidity and...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-08-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,544
Posted By BoomerCreek
It is going to need a long time to mellow out and...

It is going to need a long time to mellow out and taste good. A cider with that high of alcohol will taste, for the most part only like alcohol. You will need to add tannin and acid blend and maybe...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-08-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By BoomerCreek
I've done pure Granny Smith before and it was way...

I've done pure Granny Smith before and it was way too tart to drink for a little over a year. It underwent a malo lactic ferment in bulk storage and it was a bit more palatable. I ended up...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-05-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By BoomerCreek
I have a couple of bottled ciders and one keg...

I have a couple of bottled ciders and one keg that are approaching 2.5 years old. They tasted horrible for the first year and half and then it was almost like their flavors integrated. If there are...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-05-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By BoomerCreek
Charge it! Thaw and press. It may be easier...

Charge it! Thaw and press. It may be easier after the cells walls are broken down from the freezing. It could have a special taste. Good luck.
Forum: Cider Forum 06-05-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By BoomerCreek
Patience grasshopper. The sourness will go away...

Patience grasshopper. The sourness will go away or you will learn to enjoy it.
Forum: Cider Forum 06-05-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By BoomerCreek
I remember that phenomenon and have seen it in...

I remember that phenomenon and have seen it in some friends. Could be the way that our bodies metabolize a drink containing more pectins or live yeasts. I don't know.
Forum: Cider Forum 06-04-2012, 04:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By BoomerCreek
Same thing happens to my ciders with English...

Same thing happens to my ciders with English Cider yeast. It will settle out after a while if the temp is low enough.
Forum: Cider Forum 06-04-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,319
Posted By BoomerCreek
I've made some cider using honeycrisp juice. ...

I've made some cider using honeycrisp juice. Honeycrisp juice is sold by Cadia organics. They also sell a Gravenstein variety. It is sweet with a good tart flavor. Not too acidic. After...
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