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Forum: Cider Forum 06-24-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By nickmpower
Well I just tried a sample, it now it tastes...

Well I just tried a sample, it now it tastes pretty bad, almost like its oxygenated. I don't know how that could have happened?
Forum: Cider Forum 06-24-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By nickmpower
So what I ended up doing was adding 12 cinnamon...

So what I ended up doing was adding 12 cinnamon sticks (one per half gallon). I know seems like a lot but I also added one stick to a normal half gallon of apple juice and am just going to siphon it...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-23-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By nickmpower
I mean, it mixes in the sense that the powder is...

I mean, it mixes in the sense that the powder is floating all around. But it remains powder and will soon settle to the bottom.

It mixes but doesn't dissolve
Forum: Cider Forum 06-22-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By nickmpower
Well the problem is that it doesn't dissolve. I...

Well the problem is that it doesn't dissolve. I was thinking heating may extract some of the flavor of the the spice and then I could filter and use that to sweeten. I think I will just go with the...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-22-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By nickmpower
Well now I am reading that there are people that...

Well now I am reading that there are people that add cinnamon sticks to secondary so I think that might be my best bet.

Right now the cider is VERY drinkable (abv is only around 6.5 percent), but...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-22-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By nickmpower
Adding spices to apple cider AFTER fermentation

In the past I have added store bought "pumkin pie" spice to my apple cider and it makes it delicious. The only problem is that since I added it after fermentation it doesn't dissolve into the juice...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-22-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By nickmpower
Yeah I thought about using some old cider,...

Yeah I thought about using some old cider, thought it cleared up pretty quickly so I don't know if its really an issue.

I have had trouble fermenting my cran-rasberry in the past, well not...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-19-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By nickmpower
Yep it seems so, weird because I did the...

Yep it seems so, weird because I did the cranberry at the same time and it stayed clear as ever.

But I can read the better bottle logo through it so it should be ready in time for the 4th!
Forum: Cider Forum 06-15-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By nickmpower
Re-racked clear cider, few days later it isn't clear anymore

I had a cider that had just cleared up, with quite a bit of sludge on the bottom. So I re-racket it into another carboy for some aging, being careful not to siphon any of the sediment on the bottom....
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-03-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,978
Posted By nickmpower
Ive made some with montrachet. I sweeten mine...

Ive made some with montrachet. I sweeten mine with a few tbsps of concentrate per half gallon and it pretty much tastes just like cranberry juice. It takes forever for mine to ferment though.
Forum: Cider Forum 03-11-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,264
Posted By nickmpower
I have put at least 50 gallons back in to the...

I have put at least 50 gallons back in to the juice bottles. I dont intentionally carb but it happens sometimes anyways when i bottle too soon. The juice bottles (at least the ones i get) are made...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-16-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,869
Posted By nickmpower
I just tried some of my apple cider mixed with...

I just tried some of my apple cider mixed with store bought pumpkin pie spice. Its amazing!!!!
Forum: Cider Forum 02-10-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By nickmpower
now see the thing is I just have the lid sitting...

now see the thing is I just have the lid sitting on top of the bucket with some weight on it. It seems sealed though because minute or so you can hear it release some pressure
Forum: Cider Forum 02-10-2010, 03:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By nickmpower
uh oh, in bucket for a couple weeks

I dont exactly know how long, but ive had some cider I started a bucket for a couple, maybe a few weeks now. The longest ive done before is a week. Is it going to be oxidized? took a peek and its...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-04-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By nickmpower
Fully fermented, but strong sulfer smell and taste

I came back from a trip to find my peach cider that i'm making completely still. I used white cran peach juice and a 49oz can of peach puree. It had only been 3 weeks so i thought it was infected but...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-18-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 538
Posted By nickmpower
Cranberry raspberry graff

I am thinking of attempting to make a cranberry/raspberry graff. For all of those that have made graff do you think this will taste good? I have had some raspberry beers that were really good.

I...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-10-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,469
Posted By nickmpower
The 64oz plastic bottles the juice came in. Yes I...

The 64oz plastic bottles the juice came in. Yes I am a college student
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-01-2009, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,136
Posted By nickmpower
Sweet peach wine

I've got some peach Harvest fruit wine base and some Oregon Peach puree. I'm looking to make a sweet wine, probably more like a still cider. I want to do a 6 gallon batch and I figure I'll probably...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-05-2009, 02:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,422
Posted By nickmpower
take a reading and taste it too. I want to know...

take a reading and taste it too. I want to know how strong the peach flavor is. where did you get your puree?
Forum: Cider Forum 10-07-2009, 03:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,100
Posted By nickmpower
I put it in the fridge for a few days then racked...

I put it in the fridge for a few days then racked then added super kleer and I have it in the fridge now but its still fermenting! I will check the temperature...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-07-2009, 02:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,100
Posted By nickmpower
Best way to kill yeast?

I have tried potassium sorbate and super kleer, but none of then seem to do the job very effectively, especially the sorbate. Ideally i would like to be able to stop fermentation when there is still...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-02-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,508
Posted By nickmpower
Yeah ive been thinking about this. If the smaller...

Yeah ive been thinking about this. If the smaller sizes werent so expensive i would do that. Maybe I will just use a couple of the 5 liter mini kegs
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-02-2009, 03:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,508
Posted By nickmpower
hand pump for home brew keg?

Has anyone ever seen on of these? I am a college student and for Halloween I am going to be a beer keg. I want to either add some pumpkin flavoring to the cider i make or make a pumpkin beer and...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-25-2009, 06:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,760
Posted By nickmpower
i am interested in this as well

i am interested in this as well
Forum: Cider Forum 09-25-2009, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,139
Posted By nickmpower
Peach cider using extract, what to ferment?

I am going to add some peach flavoring to create a peach cider, but i dont know what i am going to add it too. Should I ferment some apple juice for a apple peach (keep in mind i want it to be mainly...
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