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Forum: Cider Forum 03-15-2012, 06:18 PM
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Posted By chalino
backsweeten w/o stabilizing?

What do you guys think if I backsweeten my cider with 2 cans of concentrate after having crash cooled it in a keg? I'd just dump in and mix up the concentrate, no sorbate or sulfite. The temp would...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-08-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,907
Posted By chalino
Well the cider I've got going is doing well. ...

Well the cider I've got going is doing well. I've been wondering about pasteurizing though. How much alcohol is lost doing that? And does it affect the flavor at all? I would be using a plate...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-01-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,907
Posted By chalino
By concentrate, do you mean the stuff in the...

By concentrate, do you mean the stuff in the freezer section meant to be mixed with H2O or juice that's made from concentrate?
Forum: Mead Forum 03-01-2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By chalino
sorbate after campden?

I have a gallon of some cherry-vanilla mead on which I would like to stop fermentation. I mistakenly took several people's word and added campden thinking it would stop it. I may have added two...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-29-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,907
Posted By chalino
Yes. I read a great article in Early American...

Yes. I read a great article in Early American Life about the history of cider making. It is apparently more American than apple pie, and the article was my reason for getting started.

Among the...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-24-2012, 01:16 AM
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Posted By chalino
I obviously understand the difference between a...

I obviously understand the difference between a sweet and dry cider, but can you characterize what would make a sweet one definitively different from a dry one based on process? Or is the term...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-22-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,907
Posted By chalino
Awesome, I'll give it a try. Thanks to all, for...

Awesome, I'll give it a try. Thanks to all, for the advice.
Forum: Cider Forum 02-22-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,907
Posted By chalino
Ok. I'm going to give it another go then and see...

Ok. I'm going to give it another go then and see what happens. How soon do I need to rack it after activity stops during primary? Can I let it sit a while on the lees?
Forum: Cider Forum 02-22-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,907
Posted By chalino
Well I definitely didn't consider it scientific. ...

Well I definitely didn't consider it scientific. The guy who mentioned it makes sour beers a lot and had just done a hand made cider as well that I had tasted. (And is certified by BJCP). I'm not...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-22-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,907
Posted By chalino
How sour are we talking? And since acidity is...

How sour are we talking? And since acidity is sour, how much like vinegar or sulfur can it smell?

I'm comparing it to two other cases that used the same yeast (see my other reply for details)...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-22-2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,907
Posted By chalino
Yes, it does. Other than raising acidity, I...

Yes, it does. Other than raising acidity, I didn't think that would be a problem. Correct?
Forum: Cider Forum 02-22-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,907
Posted By chalino
That's an interesting notion. Feel free to...

That's an interesting notion. Feel free to inquire further if this doesn't clarify as I have much more anecdotal evidence to provide. Here's the thing: My first cider I made, I deemed a success. ...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-21-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By chalino
perfect sanitation yields THREE batches of infected cider

Excuse the emotion in this thread. :mad: I'm so pi$$ed off I can't even express it. I'm a fairly experienced brewer and have always been OCD about sanitation. (NEVER have infected beer, BTW)...
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