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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-02-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,003
Posted By xjbobbin82
Just thought I'd share my experience.. I've had...

Just thought I'd share my experience.. I've had an open packet of Danstar Nottingham Ale yeast stored in a ziplock bag in my fridge for about a month now, just used the last of it yesterday and...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-28-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By xjbobbin82
I have a gallon of apple/pomegranate mixed juice...

I have a gallon of apple/pomegranate mixed juice in my jug, used red star champagne yeast. No added sugar, OG was 1.049ish just like yours. I've always heard that champagne yeast ferments super...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-27-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,122
Posted By xjbobbin82
Maybe the bottles were not completely sealed? I...

Maybe the bottles were not completely sealed?
I used champagne yeast for my cider and also filled one 12oz plastic soda bottle, after one week the plastic bottle is firm to the squeeze.
Forum: Cider Forum 02-01-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 914
Posted By xjbobbin82
I used champagne yeast and half a cup of sugar...

I used champagne yeast and half a cup of sugar and after 3 weeks it's rough to drink. Tastes very yeasty and strong, hoping that aging will mellow it out. I get the impression of a champagne kick...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-28-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,048
Posted By xjbobbin82
Been a while, but if you don't mind me asking.....

Been a while, but if you don't mind me asking.. how did this turn out???
Forum: Mead Forum 01-28-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,975
Posted By xjbobbin82
I'm curious as to if anyone has ever experimented...

I'm curious as to if anyone has ever experimented with aging the product before freeze concentrating. Would one yield a tastier end product by aging first, or can it be done soon after fermentation...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-27-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,442
Posted By xjbobbin82
I'm assuming that a lot of the regulars on here...

I'm assuming that a lot of the regulars on here get tired of reading and answering the same questions over and over for every new member that joins. When I first joined I found that just by browsing...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-27-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By xjbobbin82
It could still be fermenting, just very slowly....

It could still be fermenting, just very slowly. Watch your airlock for an extended period of time, chances are you'll see a bubble after a while.

Definitely let it mellow out, I rushed my first...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-24-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By xjbobbin82
I made a batch of cider using whole foods organic...

I made a batch of cider using whole foods organic apple juice, sugar and champagne yeast with an OG of 1.067, fermented out in 9 days to .996, racked to secondary and filled one bottle up when...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-24-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,229
Posted By xjbobbin82
:off: Sorry I was browsing and I just saw your...

:off: Sorry I was browsing and I just saw your picture, had to tell you that it's awesome! 11 baby!!
Forum: Cider Forum 01-24-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By xjbobbin82
I fall asleep at night to the sound of airlocks...

I fall asleep at night to the sound of airlocks blooping :)
Forum: Cider Forum 01-22-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By xjbobbin82
Does cold crashing help rid the cider of a rather...

Does cold crashing help rid the cider of a rather yeasty smell/taste?
Forum: Cider Forum 01-21-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By xjbobbin82
I'm going to second the OP's question, is there...

I'm going to second the OP's question, is there much difference between aging warm or aging cold? I racked my first gallon after fermenting dry in 9 days, but drank the test tube and left a good bit...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-21-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,932
Posted By xjbobbin82
Hey better safe than sorry! Looks delicious, nice...

Hey better safe than sorry! Looks delicious, nice job!!

If you don't mind me asking, did you use anything to clear the cider or did you let it clear itself out? I made a batch with cloudy cider...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-21-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By xjbobbin82
What type of yeast did you use? And was it still...

What type of yeast did you use? And was it still fermenting in primary when you racked it?
Forum: Cider Forum 01-20-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By xjbobbin82
I don't have much experience but if I had to...

I don't have much experience but if I had to guess, I'd say the yeast fermented the sugars from the juice itself and crapped out, left the original honey as well as the priming honey, which leaves...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-20-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 19,564
Posted By xjbobbin82
I'm cold crashing my cider in secondary with the...

I'm cold crashing my cider in secondary with the hopes to reduce the strong yeast smell/taste, does anyone have any experience with improving overall taste and drinkability by cold crashing? Used...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-18-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By xjbobbin82
I tried my cider after a week, it fermented dry...

I tried my cider after a week, it fermented dry in about 9 days. It was decent, but very yeasty and a strong alcohol bite. I have it cold crashing in secondary in the fridge right now, gonna bottle...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-18-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,932
Posted By xjbobbin82
I'd be interested in an update on this.. so do...

I'd be interested in an update on this.. so do tell, in good time sir! :)
Forum: Cider Forum 01-18-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By xjbobbin82
I warmed up about a cup of apple juice in a small...

I warmed up about a cup of apple juice in a small pot and dissolved the sugar in there, then poured it into the glass jug along with the rest of the juice.. The champagne yeast worked great for me.
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Forum: Cider Forum 01-17-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By xjbobbin82
Any advice on the amount of concentrate to use...

Any advice on the amount of concentrate to use for priming 1 gallon?
Forum: Cider Forum 01-15-2013, 02:06 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,628
Posted By xjbobbin82
Man that belgian white cider looks and sounds...

Man that belgian white cider looks and sounds delicious!! Even after such a short time! Nice job. Does pectic enzyme clear the ciders out decently after only 5 days of fermenting? I'm going to bottle...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-14-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By xjbobbin82
The only reasons I'd think that it didn't work is...

The only reasons I'd think that it didn't work is if you either used juice that has preservatives in it, or it is stored at too low of a temperature to ferment. Read the ingredients list on the label...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-14-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By xjbobbin82
See the problem was, my primary was the plastic...

See the problem was, my primary was the plastic bottle that the juice came in, with a rigged up blowoff tube that wasn't sanitized. I made a huge mess trying to siphon into bottles without any proper...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-13-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,481
Posted By xjbobbin82
How long did you let them carbonate? And did you...

How long did you let them carbonate? And did you cold crash or pasteurize?
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