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Forum: Cider Forum 06-21-2008, 11:23 PM
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Posted By mturtle
Thanks all! I moved it to the basement,...

Thanks all!

I moved it to the basement, where the atmospheric temp is generally 62-70 these days. I'd rather have it at the 70 end, but you never know in oregon. I know bread yeast begins...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-21-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By mturtle
Tell me this isn't fatal!!!

So I have my first batch of cider 12 days into its primary fermentation, and have a couple unfortunate worries.

First the really bad one: Today the temperature in my region suddenly went up about...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-13-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,040
Posted By mturtle
I'm using a Wyeast 'smack-pack' of ringwood ale...

I'm using a Wyeast 'smack-pack' of ringwood ale yeast. Currently have my carboys in a room that usually is 65-70, sometimes as warm as 75. Sounds like that is about right, definitely would be correct...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-12-2008, 11:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,040
Posted By mturtle
Waiting!!

Ohhh, the waiting...
I'm sure I won't make it a year on this batch; if it's reasonably tolerable in the beginning of September it's going to be a donation for my best friend's wedding party. We'll...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-12-2008, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By mturtle
Hydrometers away!

Thanks again Yooperbrew, you are a great source of knowledge! Since I didn't test my cider's gravity to begin with, is there any reason the info gained from beginning to test it now would be invalid?...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-11-2008, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By mturtle
Next up,

So now, I've been looking for a good cider-book, but haven't found one yet. With that in mind, let me just display how little I know:

What is told by the gravity reading of your brew or cider? I...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-11-2008, 11:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,612
Posted By mturtle
No Sneezing!

Yeah, that's what I'm going to do. Hold my breath and pour gentle!

-M
Forum: Cider Forum 06-11-2008, 12:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,612
Posted By mturtle
Best Hard-Cider Recipes

Is there a good cider book anywhere out there? One that starts basic, and progresses to the scientific side hopefully?

Also: I am making my first batch of cider presently, it is currently about...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-10-2008, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By mturtle
Boosh!

This guy knows the score.:mug:

I myself am trying to make a fairly high ABV cider in 3 months, but not too worried about sweetness. More in the mid-sweet area. Also going to bottle as a flat...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-10-2008, 02:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,040
Posted By mturtle
Good show

Thanks; I'm thinking I'll try two different 2 gal batches, and use half the pack for each.

-M
Forum: Cider Forum 06-10-2008, 01:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,040
Posted By mturtle
Three cheers to that!

Thank you for some excellent advice!
I was going to add all those flavors because they sounded like a good combination, but I think you have an excellent point about the confusing qualities of so...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-09-2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,040
Posted By mturtle
Cider recipe questions!! - (recipe and bottling)

So I'm totally new to the brewing world, about to make my first batch of cider, and would HUGELY appreciate the input of any experienced cidermakers regarding my intended recipe, listed below:

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