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Forum: Cider Forum 03-08-2014, 11:45 PM
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Posted By Pickled_Pepper
Wouldn't potassium sorbate be a much simpler...

Wouldn't potassium sorbate be a much simpler solution since you have the ability to force carb? I assume if you have a keggle and a PID, you have the ability to carb... Or is your method to keep from...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-08-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By Pickled_Pepper
If you were at a specific gravity around 1.000...

If you were at a specific gravity around 1.000 and didn't prime the cider for carbonation, it will be flat. There aren't any sugars left for the yeast to produce the CO2 needed.

Did you add juice...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-26-2014, 01:57 AM
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Posted By Pickled_Pepper
Congrats. I've never had one ferment that...

Congrats. I've never had one ferment that vigorously. What temp are you fermenting at?
Forum: Cider Forum 02-26-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By Pickled_Pepper
Demerara adds a nice flavor. I don't think it...

Demerara adds a nice flavor. I don't think it adds as much caramel character as dark brown sugar, but I would use it before I would use White Table Sugar.
Forum: Cider Forum 02-20-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By Pickled_Pepper
If it's store bought, I'd say there's a 99%...

If it's store bought, I'd say there's a 99% chance it's been pasteurized. Here in Georgia even the apple orchards flash pasteurize the juice before selling it. I've always assumed it was a state or...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-17-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Pickled_Pepper
Yep. you will be fine. Just prime as normal and...

Yep. you will be fine. Just prime as normal and bottle.
Forum: Cider Forum 02-16-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Posted By Pickled_Pepper
If you don't reach terminal gravity in your brew,...

If you don't reach terminal gravity in your brew, be it cider or beer, you will most likely get bottle bombs. There's more discussion about bombs in cider because people are wanting to retain...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-16-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Pickled_Pepper
I agree with SEAbrewer. If they included...

I agree with SEAbrewer. If they included preservatives and didn't list them the FDA would jump on that pretty quickly. They would have to be listed.

S04 is a very active ale yeast and 72 should...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-16-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Pickled_Pepper
I've never heard of anyone else on this forum...

I've never heard of anyone else on this forum describe a musky/musty smell except myself. I thought maybe I was just imagining it. I only get these musky/musty aroma and flavors when I use white cane...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-14-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 859
Posted By Pickled_Pepper
If you can find some granny smith juice it might...

If you can find some granny smith juice it might contribute some complexity, but unfortunately most all "drinking" juice is going to be similar in the apples they put into them. The over the counter...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-12-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By Pickled_Pepper
If you could use a beer gun to bottle I bet it...

If you could use a beer gun to bottle I bet it would work. If you are just pouring it in, you might end up with a semi-carb'd concoction. You could prime the cider to over-carb, but calculating that...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-08-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By Pickled_Pepper
Did this form right after the bulk of active...

Did this form right after the bulk of active fermentation had occurred? If so, it might just be a yeast layer. It's hard to tell from the photo. Maybe just give it a shake and see if it mixes back...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-07-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Pickled_Pepper
If you sorbate and backsweeten prior to bottling...

If you sorbate and backsweeten prior to bottling to make sure all activity is done, then you might be ok in those growlers. I'd dose it and backsweeten in a secondary vessel then bottle. Those screw...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-06-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 962
Posted By Pickled_Pepper
Just curious, how many packs of Nottingham did...

Just curious, how many packs of Nottingham did you pitch? Did you use table sugar to bring it up to 1.070? What was the OG of the plain juice?

It sounds like a stressed yeast to me, but maybe...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-06-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,032
Posted By Pickled_Pepper
Just let it ride until the free carboy opens up....

Just let it ride until the free carboy opens up. I wouldn't rack it out and then back to the same carboy for the reasons you stated. (contamination/oxidation) A couple of extra weeks shouldn't be an...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-05-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By Pickled_Pepper
I assume you are referring to Cinnamon Schnapps?...

I assume you are referring to Cinnamon Schnapps? I think this sounds like a great way to add a cinnamon kick to a cider, if you like the taste of schnapps.

Personally, I would still add it to my...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-30-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By Pickled_Pepper
I thought you were using a glass carboy for...

I thought you were using a glass carboy for secondary and removing the pits might prove difficult through the small neck. Since you are using a bucket it's no problem. You might also consider putting...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-29-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By Pickled_Pepper
If it were mine, I'd try to figure out a way to...

If it were mine, I'd try to figure out a way to juice them. I bet after the freezer, they will probably just turn to mush and probably make clearing in secondary that much more difficult. If a clear...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-29-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By Pickled_Pepper
You can reduce the sweetness by letting it...

You can reduce the sweetness by letting it ferment dry. A lot of cider kits include a sugar substitute sweetener for finishing. That sweetener won't ferment so it leaves the residual sweetness. If...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-29-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Pickled_Pepper
Not exactly. At least not like any you would find...

Not exactly. At least not like any you would find in a local pub. Don't get me wrong, I've made some nice Graf Ciders with varying amounts of wort to apple juice, but it's a beast all to it's own. I...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-26-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By Pickled_Pepper
By residue, I assume you mean lees. (in beer it's...

By residue, I assume you mean lees. (in beer it's called trub) This residue occurs in all fermented beverages. It's yeast and fruit particles falling out. Totally normal. You won't need to filter,...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-26-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By Pickled_Pepper
You only need a 2-3 grams for a 1 gallon batch....

You only need a 2-3 grams for a 1 gallon batch. Save the rest for future brews.
Forum: Cider Forum 01-24-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 994
Posted By Pickled_Pepper
To be honest, a lot of people just use white...

To be honest, a lot of people just use white sugar and don't have any problems. I tested it on more than one batch with the same results. It had a musty smell and taste.

I use brown sugar and it...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-24-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 994
Posted By Pickled_Pepper
oh...I re-read your post and see you added sugar...

oh...I re-read your post and see you added sugar also...try a batch with no sugar and see if that might be it. I've gotten some off flavors with sugar before. Usually it's a musty taste from white...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-24-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 994
Posted By Pickled_Pepper
Without actually tasting the bitterness you...

Without actually tasting the bitterness you mention, it's hard to say if it would age out. One man's bitterness, might just be a dry, complex flavor to another. It sounds like you are getting it with...
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