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Forum: Cider Forum 12-04-2012, 07:11 PM
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Posted By CodyA
Press any day. Got my pulp really dry and reduced...

Press any day. Got my pulp really dry and reduced it's volume by 10 fold.
Forum: Cider Forum 12-04-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,516
Posted By CodyA
I have a 5 gallon batch of half pressed/raw juice...

I have a 5 gallon batch of half pressed/raw juice and half store bought juice. Gonna let it go down to about 1.010 or so from 1.055, then freeze it solid in the chest freezer, allow to thaw, rack,...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-01-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 1,803
Views: 306,990
Posted By CodyA
So then wouldn't high-fructose corn sugar...

So then wouldn't high-fructose corn sugar technically just be frustose-glucose (sucrose) and have the same taste, since "corn sugar" is just dextrose (or plain glucose)? I'm gonna have to buy some...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-29-2012, 09:12 PM
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Views: 306,990
Posted By CodyA
Is there really any taste difference between...

Is there really any taste difference between sucrose (table sugar) and dextrose?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-29-2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 58,560
Posted By CodyA
You need a permit just to make wine for personal...

You need a permit just to make wine for personal consumption in CA?!
Forum: Cider Forum 11-28-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,611
Posted By CodyA
The way I always hear it, from concentrate is...

The way I always hear it, from concentrate is fine for sweet ciders, but not really very good for a more tart cider. Might be worth a shot though! Plenty of people say it's good for apple wine.
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Forum: Cider Forum 11-27-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,611
Posted By CodyA
I'm more of a "Oak only belongs in spirits" kind...

I'm more of a "Oak only belongs in spirits" kind of guy, as I don't like oaked wine or beer, but you could certainly try it!

And yea, they should be great when aged to the summer!
Forum: Cider Forum 11-27-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,611
Posted By CodyA
Couldn't tell you about degassing or aging... I...

Couldn't tell you about degassing or aging... I would be concerned about oxidizing the cider, and I have no experience with it as I like all my cider carbed. and sweet (requiring no aging)

Gotta...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-26-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1,803
Views: 306,990
Posted By CodyA
Bottle Bombs. Those few little yeasties will...

Bottle Bombs. Those few little yeasties will multiply into a sizeable colony, keep eating sugar and producing CO2, and create bottle bombs. Pasteurize again or refrigerate immediately.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-25-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,611
Posted By CodyA
What was the temp you had it fermenting?

What was the temp you had it fermenting?
Forum: Cider Forum 11-25-2012, 08:59 AM
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Posted By CodyA
Why isn't this a sticky?? I'm going to try this...

Why isn't this a sticky?? I'm going to try this once I go through my`150 pounds of frozen apples I have left to press.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-23-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By CodyA
Yea, bottled a 12 pack before I keg pasteurized...

Yea, bottled a 12 pack before I keg pasteurized and found those bottles to contain very lightly carbed cider, almost flat. Put so much pressure in it last night that I thought for sure it would be...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-23-2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By CodyA
Kegging Cider... HIGH PSI

Alright, so I kegged and bottled my cider today and found something interesting.... This stuff takes a TON of pressure to carbonate! I'm talking 30 pounds, shake and lit sit nice and cold, then crank...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-23-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,611
Posted By CodyA
The most exciting part! (getting the yeast active...

The most exciting part! (getting the yeast active anyway. Not playing the waiting game....)
Forum: General Techniques 11-22-2012, 02:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,951
Posted By CodyA
Had a surface temp thermometer (the one with a...

Had a surface temp thermometer (the one with a laser that painters use to see if a surface is too hot or cold to paint... benefits of having a dad as a painting contractor). I didn't count it as...
Forum: General Techniques 11-22-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,951
Posted By CodyA
There ya go! 155 F for 30 minutes.

There ya go! 155 F for 30 minutes.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-21-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,611
Posted By CodyA
You will probably like it at 1.000. Mine was at...

You will probably like it at 1.000. Mine was at 1.002, and it was very pallatable and tasty. A TINY bit wine like, but not bad, and still very apple-y. I just wanted a sweet cider with just a small...
Forum: General Techniques 11-21-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,024
Posted By CodyA
Jeeze, if a tank only lasted me one brew, I'd...

Jeeze, if a tank only lasted me one brew, I'd start doing little 3 gallon batches on the stove top! That's some expensive beer, even for a 10 gallon batch!
Forum: General Techniques 11-21-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,951
Posted By CodyA
Glad I found this thread! Sorbate and Campden...

Glad I found this thread! Sorbate and Campden DOES NOT stop an active fermentation. The ONLY way to do it is pasteurization. I attempted to pasteurize my cider in a corny keg on Monday, but after...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-21-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,611
Posted By CodyA
Yes. And no problem! I'm learning here to. ...

Yes.

And no problem! I'm learning here to.

Add the whole yeast sachet into the liter of juice. As long as the container you are making your starter in is roughly twice the size of your half...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-21-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,611
Posted By CodyA
All at the same time would be fine. The only...

All at the same time would be fine. The only thing that needs to be left to do its work before fermentation starts would be your enzyme.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-21-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By CodyA
I once made the mistake of just dumping a whole...

I once made the mistake of just dumping a whole jar of ground cinnamon in my 5 gallons of cider at the same time I pitched the yeast in my foolish early days.... Ended up with a gooey cinnamon mess...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-20-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,367
Posted By CodyA
They sell cider kits like beer and wine kits?

They sell cider kits like beer and wine kits?
Forum: Cider Forum 11-20-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By CodyA
Only kills most of the yeast, not all. I froze...

Only kills most of the yeast, not all. I froze mine, thawed, put in the fridge for a day, racked, put in the fridge again for 3 days with a shot of biofin (finning agent) to clear, racked into my...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-20-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By CodyA
^ No. Campden does not kill commercial yeast.

^ No. Campden does not kill commercial yeast.
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