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Forum: Cider Forum 10-23-2012, 01:12 AM
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Posted By hayfields
Follow-up: my husband and I successfully...

Follow-up: my husband and I successfully off-gassed all of the bottles. We took them straight from the fridge and he slowly let some of the gas escape. I am glad I used the grolsch type bottles! ...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-21-2012, 03:42 PM
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I all of my message didn't get sent. I asked if...

I all of my message didn't get sent. I asked if I should refrigerate the bottles for a few days before burping. I lost a lot of head space when I opened a bottle yesterday. Is burping something...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-21-2012, 03:40 PM
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Posted By hayfields
And then will I need to burp the bottles again in...

And then will I need to burp the bottles again in a few weeks?
Forum: Cider Forum 10-21-2012, 02:35 PM
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Posted By hayfields
Carbonation question

I am getting concerned about the pressure build up in my bottles. I started my first batch on 8/19 using champagne yeast. I racked 3 weeks later and added honey and then racked another time about...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-17-2012, 04:08 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By hayfields
SG for cider

We live in Cincinnati and almost every batch of cider we made hovered around 1.062 including single batch varieties like Ashmead's as well as blends.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-07-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By hayfields
I throw out all rotten fruit and cut out bruises...

I throw out all rotten fruit and cut out bruises spots. Typically I cut each apple in half and make a quick assessment. Small damage is ok, big critters and rot are not for me. The fresh cider...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-06-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By hayfields
I live in Cincinnati and have an orchard with...

I live in Cincinnati and have an orchard with lots of good varieties. Our favorite is Ashmead's Kernel. It is an old variety that has a good clean crop every year. It is highly regarded as a stand...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-27-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By hayfields
Clear explanation, thank you.

Clear explanation, thank you.
Forum: Cider Forum 09-27-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By hayfields
Thanks, I will top it off. This recipe doesn't...

Thanks, I will top it off. This recipe doesn't say anything about racking. Are some ciders aged on their lees?
Forum: Cider Forum 09-27-2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By hayfields
New to cider making

Have been making fresh cider from our orchard for 20 years but am trying my first batch of brew. I am using a White Lab recipe for English cider. 1 gallon jug with 1/5th vial of White Lab cider...
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