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Forum: Cider Forum 11-02-2013, 03:43 PM
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Posted By GrizzlyGremlin
You can chemically alter your cider or mash up a...

You can chemically alter your cider or mash up a few different varieties and add juice to your stash. I prefer the later. Nothing wrong with bland cider. Some prefer it.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-24-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By GrizzlyGremlin
Shes still going. What was the SG?

Shes still going. What was the SG?
Forum: Cider Forum 10-24-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By GrizzlyGremlin
Could be crashed could be stuck. Switching up the...

Could be crashed could be stuck. Switching up the temps can jump start it back up warm it up to mid 70s then back to high sixties if not use a yeast additive. What was the exact yeast?
Forum: Cider Forum 10-24-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By GrizzlyGremlin
I like that idea Gen. Good advice.

I like that idea Gen. Good advice.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-24-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By GrizzlyGremlin
Rotting is what you want lol. Fermenting apple...

Rotting is what you want lol. Fermenting apple juice is actually controlling the rotting process. You must think of it this way. Apples rot into a tiny pile of dirt. The juice naturally rots after...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-23-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By GrizzlyGremlin
Give her a taste. An infection will make your...

Give her a taste. An infection will make your cider taste like drinking sulfurish burnt gunpowder sour tart sharp. Its very noticeable when a cider turns bad. Ive never seen anything like that tho....
Forum: Cider Forum 10-20-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By GrizzlyGremlin
Bit too cool maybe. Try popping it upstairs until...

Bit too cool maybe. Try popping it upstairs until the fermentation takes off. 48 hours is a bit laggy for sure.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-19-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By GrizzlyGremlin
Cider after a week is plain gross my man. Tastes...

Cider after a week is plain gross my man. Tastes like sour bread. Not good. Rule of thumb... 1 month. Although many bottle sooner i have found that one month to bottle and the bottles that last a few...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-19-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,280
Posted By GrizzlyGremlin
I crush and press every drop i make by hand. Here...

I crush and press every drop i make by hand. Here in the northeast we have an abundance of free old orchard apples. Every variety you can think of. Many of which are varieties that were used for...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-18-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,092
Posted By GrizzlyGremlin
First 8.5 gallons of 35 currently bubbling.

First 8.5 gallons of 35 currently bubbling.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-16-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By GrizzlyGremlin
I believe its usually in primary that things go...

I believe its usually in primary that things go bad. I cant say for sure tho cuz ive never had a batch infected. Tarts and sours are the flavors you are after with fruit however. Are you sure its...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-16-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By GrizzlyGremlin
Apples would be the fruit to use. Besides...

Apples would be the fruit to use. Besides fermenting completely apple with honey ferments well. If you want to stay trie to tradition you must crush and press your own apples if available. This will...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-16-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By GrizzlyGremlin
Most apple juice is between 1.045 and 1.055 SG...

Most apple juice is between 1.045 and 1.055 SG your hydrometer is the only accurately determine the status of your cider. You can get a guess by tracking airlock activity but Doesnt tell you sugar...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-16-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By GrizzlyGremlin
Great yeast, almost all i use. I have never had a...

Great yeast, almost all i use. I have never had a single batch come out bad. You yield about 4.5 gallons in a 5 gal batch. Makes insanely good carbonated beverage as was already stated that it can...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-16-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 170
Posted By GrizzlyGremlin
Whos got pics of your finished batch?

Here is the first batch just about ready to hit the fridge. About 8.5 gallons. OG 1.053.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-15-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By GrizzlyGremlin
Juice and yeast... You can add raw juice on top...

Juice and yeast... You can add raw juice on top of the lees from a previous batch.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-14-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By GrizzlyGremlin
I would recommend not using wild yeast. At least...

I would recommend not using wild yeast. At least not to risk 11 gals. Add sugar till you got the SG you want. Id recommend 1.05 to 1.07. Pitch yeast and your off! If it was me i wouldnt mess with...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-13-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,495
Posted By GrizzlyGremlin
I dont think your batch is bad at all homie. You...

I dont think your batch is bad at all homie. You can leave the your cider out with NO lid while in the first days of fermentation. It wont turn to vinegar in just 3 days. Vinegar isnt like...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-13-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By GrizzlyGremlin
Oh lol i didnt know you meant you were "buying"...

Oh lol i didnt know you meant you were "buying" unpasturized cider! I totally thought u were crushing and pressing apples. Fresh pressed juice has never done me wrong. Sure must be a bummer to not...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-12-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By GrizzlyGremlin
Welcome! I had a introductory post as well and...

Welcome! I had a introductory post as well and got 0 replies. Either this site is full of snobs who are full of themselves, or the current users don't want more members. Im friendly tho, and i...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-12-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By GrizzlyGremlin
Unpasturized cider is only good if you want to...

Unpasturized cider is only good if you want to make really good cider. Lol but seriously, couple tablets, fill fermenters full and you will be ok. Wild yeast shouldn't be a problem. Remember,...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-12-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 56,129
Posted By GrizzlyGremlin
10 trad. 10 apfel 5 cys 10 jack ...

10 trad.
10 apfel
5 cys
10 jack

2836.5+35=

2871.5
Forum: Cider Forum 10-11-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By GrizzlyGremlin
Ill4delpd, what yeast did you use and did u do a...

Ill4delpd, what yeast did you use and did u do a warm or cool primary? Working on a dry super bubbly champaign cider.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-09-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,696
Posted By GrizzlyGremlin
Glad to hear your drink turned out well. As far...

Glad to hear your drink turned out well. As far as heating goes i think you should save some of your current cyser and do a identical batch minus the boiling. Compare the results and report. Oh and...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-09-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By GrizzlyGremlin
The tastiest wine on the planet is the one you...

The tastiest wine on the planet is the one you make and care for yourself!!
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