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Forum: Cider Forum 10-23-2012, 01:36 AM
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Posted By popnfrresh
After the fermentation does the cider have about...

After the fermentation does the cider have about 1 residual volume meaning I can only add 2 volumes, or can I add three volumes to it?

The bottles can hold about 4-5 volumes from what I have read...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-22-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By popnfrresh
Back Carb \ Sweetening

I am looking to make a sweet carbonated cider.

I will be adding a non fermentable sugar ( Xylitol ) to sweeten. How much should I add or consider adding to a 4g batch? I want it to be semi sweet....
Forum: Cider Forum 10-12-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,514
Posted By popnfrresh
UpstateMike, I just got mine from schutts in...

UpstateMike, I just got mine from schutts in webster, NY and they were about 1.062.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-12-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By popnfrresh
I want to use xylitol for the sweetness and...

I want to use xylitol for the sweetness and dextrose FCAJ/dextrose for the carbonation. Looking for a semi sweet and carbonated cider.

Right now is fermenting at about 64 degrees. Can I lower it...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-11-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By popnfrresh
What is the process to using this? If I...

What is the process to using this?

If I wanted to do a back to back cider, do I need to clean the lees out of the last batch or can I just re-add the fresh juice to the carboy?
Forum: Cider Forum 10-11-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By popnfrresh
Back Carb \ Sweetening

How much dextrose should I be adding to a 4 gallon batch to carbonate? Is the amount scalable?

Do I need to dissolve in water?

Is it better to add frozen concentrate?

If so, which is good...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-31-2010, 06:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,534
Posted By popnfrresh
The first fermentation has finished. It went all...

The first fermentation has finished. It went all the way and stopped fermenting. I waited a bit too long (Work was really busy). Siphoned out the cider into secondary and sucked very very very little...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-20-2010, 01:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,534
Posted By popnfrresh
10/2 - Carboy'd 5 g of Fresh Cider w/Campden SG -...

10/2 - Carboy'd 5 g of Fresh Cider w/Campden SG - > 1.07 (off refractormeter's chart)
10/4 - Pitched Wyeast 4766
10/7 - Fermentation started
10/15 - SG 1.04
10/18 - Blended 3 pints of fresh...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-07-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,534
Posted By popnfrresh
Fermentation started around 48 hours. About 1...

Fermentation started around 48 hours. About 1 bubble every 15 seconds.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-07-2010, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,343
Posted By popnfrresh
Someone correct me if im wrong but wouldnt the...

Someone correct me if im wrong but wouldnt the campden tablets kill the yeast in there? IE the yeast just pitched.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-06-2010, 05:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,534
Posted By popnfrresh
So instead of a 2L bottle something smaller such...

So instead of a 2L bottle something smaller such as a 20 oz or that size, is it the same as filling to the neck? Is the cider able to be drank/drunk at that point before pasteurizing?
Forum: Cider Forum 10-06-2010, 04:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,534
Posted By popnfrresh
What is the plastic bottle method?

What is the plastic bottle method?
Forum: Cider Forum 10-05-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,534
Posted By popnfrresh
First off everyone, thank you for your replies...

First off everyone, thank you for your replies and thank you for the thread hijack! :P

I pitched about 24 hours ago.
If I add non-fermenting sugar wont that change the dryness of the cider?

I...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-05-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,534
Posted By popnfrresh
Thank you for the reply. I did crack it, but...

Thank you for the reply.

I did crack it, but I did not give it three hours to puff. I guess I should have waited a little longer. The directions stated it could be pitched right away and did not...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-05-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,534
Posted By popnfrresh
1st time cider - in process

This would be the first time making cider. I went out to a local mill and got 5 gallons of cider, unpasteurized, and no additives. The apples were gala, empire and another one I forgot. I cleaned out...
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