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Forum: Cider 11-06-2009, 12:07 AM
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Posted By tange1
I have a batch of this in progress now - upped...

I have a batch of this in progress now - upped the recipe to 5 gallons. My OG was only 1.060 (close enough, i think) and I used wyeast cider yeast. After about 5 days in a warm space the cider is...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-28-2009, 01:07 PM
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Posted By tange1
Cider recipe repository?

I'm starting a 2nd 5 gallon batch of cider and wanted to try a different recipe than I got from a freind. Any sugustions? The sticky at the top has lots of discusison but recipes are spead all over...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-21-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By tange1
No luck w/ aerating the cider - I guess I'm going...

No luck w/ aerating the cider - I guess I'm going to have to toss it. How many campden tables do people recommend for 5 gallons?
Forum: Cider Forum 10-20-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By tange1
I probably did over do the campden tablets...

I probably did over do the campden tablets recommended is 1 to 1 - its a friends recipe and he likes to over do it for some reason. I dont have access to the apples anymore. Can I salvage this set...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-20-2009, 09:14 PM
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Posted By tange1
First pitch was about a week ago today. 2nd...

First pitch was about a week ago today. 2nd pitch was 24 hrs ago.

Agreed it might have been too cold on the first pitch but the 2nd pitch it should have been plenty warm.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-20-2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By tange1
Cant get cider to start fermentation

Hello,
I Cant get my cider to start fermenting. My cider is home pressed by Mennonite family made up of 4 types of apples and as far as I know is preservative free. One week ago I put in 10...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-19-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,378
Posted By tange1
Just wanted to thank everyone and let them know...

Just wanted to thank everyone and let them know I've finished racking and bottled last night. Had trouble getting clean bottles. I used amonia and water to remove the labels but ended up with a...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-05-2008, 01:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,378
Posted By tange1
Cider is now at 1.00 or .95 ish. I'm going to...

Cider is now at 1.00 or .95 ish. I'm going to rack it in a day or 2.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-02-2008, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,378
Posted By tange1
It was very fizzy inside again - maybe I didn't...

It was very fizzy inside again - maybe I didn't have the lid on quite right? I could still smell it with the lid on so maybe the gas was escaping another way. Anyway I've given it a good stir.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-02-2008, 03:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,378
Posted By tange1
I'm probably worrying too much again but its been...

I'm probably worrying too much again but its been 12 hours and the bubbling hasn't re-started since I checked the gravity - I wonder why?
Forum: Cider Forum 11-01-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,378
Posted By tange1
I re-pitched about a week ago with a different...

I re-pitched about a week ago with a different brand of yeast and within days the fermentation started. Today - about a solid week of bubbling I sanitized the hydrometer with soap and hot water (I...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-24-2008, 03:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,378
Posted By tange1
I had 2 crushed up in each gallon. FYI I'm about...

I had 2 crushed up in each gallon. FYI I'm about 80 hrs into the brew and no bubbles. I'm highly considering getting new yeast and trying again. I figure I either got lied to and sold cider w/...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-21-2008, 11:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,378
Posted By tange1
Thanks for the quick response! I'll try to...

Thanks for the quick response! I'll try to relax. I'm reading all the other cider threads and I see the consistent thing that everyone says is 'relax', 'wait' and 'just forget about it for a few...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-21-2008, 10:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,378
Posted By tange1
First cider, 24 hrs out and no bubbles

Hello - I'm doing my first hard cider. I followed a recipe given by a friend who's done this before.

I used 5 gallons of local cider w/ no preservative and not pasteurized with a campden tablet...
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