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Forum: Cider Forum 02-22-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,476
Posted By drj
Forgot to include adding 2 cups of sugar to apple...

Forgot to include adding 2 cups of sugar to apple cider before adding yeast.
Forum: Cider Forum 02-22-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,476
Posted By drj
I use apple cider and bread yeast for my...

I use apple cider and bread yeast for my applejack
wash. 1 tablespoon baker's yeast in one gallon plastic jug of cider, loosely screw the cap to allow gas to escape, 12 days @ 74F and you'll have...
Forum: Cider 11-29-2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,190
Posted By drj
I've found that you really have to watch for the...

I've found that you really have to watch for the yeast freshness. Wouldn't hurt to add more yeast if you are adding simple syrup. My only other guess is that there were no additives in the...
Forum: Cider 11-21-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,190
Posted By drj
Sorry for the delay in responding. After reaching...

Sorry for the delay in responding. After reaching a stable gravity (mine stabilized at %6 ABV), I siphoned the brew off the lees with a cane, and filtered the brew into a priming bucket as it came...
Forum: Cider 10-24-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,190
Posted By drj
I use a 5 gal polycarbonate water carboy and it...

I use a 5 gal polycarbonate water carboy and it fills to the 4.5 gal mark just below the start of the diameter reduction. There is some headspace, but I like that as it allows for more initial oxygen...
Forum: Cider 10-23-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,190
Posted By drj
This turned out to be the most popular of my...

This turned out to be the most popular of my brews among my friends. Almost two years later and an amazing amount of bottle carbonation. definitely fits in the sparkling category.
Forum: Cider 07-21-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,388
Posted By drj
Yes. Roasting brings out the heat and the skin...

Yes. Roasting brings out the heat and the skin allows the pepper to hold together
Forum: Cider 05-09-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,388
Posted By drj
I did a similar red sevina cider that tuned out...

I did a similar red sevina cider that tuned out much milder. I think that if you use a standard jalapeno. there won't be much heat. I'd rate the bhat cider at about the equivalent heat as a little...
Forum: Soda Making 03-22-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,496
Posted By drj
Chlorine is a not added as a molecule in Splenda...

Chlorine is a not added as a molecule in Splenda and the element chlorine is used to replace elements in the sugar molecule (so much for the mustard gas myth perpetuated by the sugar lobby here in...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-22-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,490
Posted By drj
I'm guessing the back-sweetening with additional...

I'm guessing the back-sweetening with additional apple juice. As a chemist I can confirm the other's postings about sorbate. You can overpower "sorbate preserved" juices by adding two packets of Red...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-22-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,583
Posted By drj
difference source for plastic

I use the 3 and 5 gallon plastic containers for drinking water (they sell them in Walmart back in the hardware section). The advantages over the traditional PET carboys is that they have molded in...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-22-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 13,261
Posted By drj
Here's what I have done

I use the following link to calculate the priming sugar needed for the CO<sub>2</sub> volume desired, entering 0.26 for the beer volume (it will calculate the amount for 1 liter that way):
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Forum: Cider 03-21-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,388
Posted By drj
Million Scoville Unit Bhut Jolokia Hot Cider

This is a habanero pepper cider that has a VERY hot aftertaste. The Bhut Jolokia pepper is rated at 1,000,000 Scoville units! If you like really hot peppers, this is a great brew to accompany buffalo...
Forum: Cider 03-21-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,573
Posted By drj
Red Savina Hot Cider

This is a habanero pepper cider that has a moderately hot aftertaste. If you like hot peppers, this is a great brew to accompany buffalo wings or a good chili. Roast the peppers on the grill or in...
Forum: Cider 03-21-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,190
Posted By drj
Unsweetened Raspberry Puree Apple Cider

Here is another raspberry cider recipe. The raspberry puree was the pure, de-seeded, unsweetened product from the local home brewing store's wine shelf and was suspended in cider before adding to the...
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