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Forum: Cider Forum 04-05-2010, 12:22 PM
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Posted By pincy
Worked great.

Worked great.
Forum: Cider Forum 03-14-2010, 08:54 PM
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Posted By pincy
if it tastes good, it is good. :) looks like...

if it tastes good, it is good. :)

looks like yeast floaties to me, tbh
Forum: Cider Forum 03-14-2010, 08:47 PM
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Posted By pincy
the best option (imo, though I don't have the...

the best option (imo, though I don't have the patience for it) is just to age it.

the second best is kill the yeast before it eats all the sugars (cold crash, dishwasher method, campden, etc).
...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-21-2009, 05:36 PM
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Posted By pincy
Oh, you can be sure the nottingham will dry that...

Oh, you can be sure the nottingham will dry that right out.

If I were you, I'd add a couple cans of juice concentrate, bottle, then do a dishwasher-pasteurize after a couple days of carbing. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-18-2009, 07:43 PM
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Posted By pincy
I'm actually quite hopeful for her longevity and...

I'm actually quite hopeful for her longevity and overall health!
http://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/medicine_health/report-24790.html
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-18-2009, 04:42 PM
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Posted By pincy
toothbrush in primary... :(

I had a ale in primary sitting in my living room for a week or so because it's warmer there and I love the fruity deliciousness that comes with ales.

Today (fermentation is pretty much over), I...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-15-2009, 05:08 PM
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Posted By pincy
If you try to stop fermentation (via cold...

If you try to stop fermentation (via cold crashing) and then try and start it up in the bottle to carb, it either won't carb or you'll get bottle bombs.

You can always let it ferment out dry and...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-11-2009, 07:31 PM
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Posted By pincy
So I left it outside for four days/nights (temps...

So I left it outside for four days/nights (temps in between 4.2C and -5.1C... 39.56*F & 22.82*F) wrapped in a towel. It cleared some, but not all the way. No idea why. I didn't heat the juice...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-04-2009, 03:24 PM
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Posted By pincy
I'm thinking I'm going to just put it outside...

I'm thinking I'm going to just put it outside tonight (expecting lowin the mid to high twenties) and put a t-shirt over it then rack it tomorrow. It was in my fridge overnight but it's only just...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-04-2009, 02:21 AM
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Posted By pincy
So, I racked to a secondary already, which is in...

So, I racked to a secondary already, which is in the fridge....

So when it clears up I can rack to the bucket I use for bottling?
Forum: Cider Forum 12-03-2009, 08:17 PM
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Posted By pincy
This cider isn't going to be carbed at all...

This cider isn't going to be carbed at all (except what little carbonation there is when it's bottled)... So I'm thinking that pasteurization would be a good idea.

Maybe I could run them through...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-03-2009, 06:31 PM
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Posted By pincy
sweet cider, trying to stop fermentation

So I've made a few batches of hard cider before, and I've liked them a lot.

This time I want to give some away for Christmas, though, and I thought a sweeter cider would be more appropriate for...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-20-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By pincy
I always get my corn sugar from the local bulk...

I always get my corn sugar from the local bulk food store. It's cheaper (significantly) the my LHBS...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-20-2009, 05:26 PM
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Posted By pincy
IMO, it's better to forgo spices altogether in...

IMO, it's better to forgo spices altogether in cider. I've tried a number of difference combinations/timings of adding cinnamon, allspice and cloves to the cider, and none have turned out well. :(
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Forum: Cider Forum 11-17-2009, 05:51 PM
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Posted By pincy
Naw you don't have to boil anything unless you're...

Naw you don't have to boil anything unless you're adding sugar that came from a giant bin full of bugs and children's fingers, in which case you might want to boil the sugar in some water before...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-17-2009, 12:34 AM
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Posted By pincy
So you're saying that the huge bubbles are a sign...

So you're saying that the huge bubbles are a sign that it's not fully carbed yet?
Forum: Cider Forum 11-16-2009, 11:19 PM
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Posted By pincy
carbonation.... :(

So I've bottled some cider (apple juice + dextrose + notty) after two months in the primary. It's been in bottles for a little over 2 weeks. I opened the first one and there are LOTS of bubbles,...
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