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Forum: Cider Forum 10-21-2012, 02:40 PM
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Posted By UnionMan
Cool, thanks a ton

Cool, thanks a ton
Forum: Cider Forum 10-21-2012, 02:36 PM
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Posted By UnionMan
Should I try resetting the existing caps when...

Should I try resetting the existing caps when they cool or will it be ok?
Forum: Cider Forum 10-21-2012, 12:36 PM
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Posted By UnionMan
Sorry, order of the pics got reversed.

Sorry, order of the pics got reversed.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-21-2012, 12:35 PM
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Posted By UnionMan
stove top pasteurization and bottle caps

I just attempted to pastuerize my first batch of cider. When I pulled Tue bottles from the water, the caps went from being concave to convex. Is it normal for the heat to distend the caps or is this...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-10-2012, 12:21 AM
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Posted By UnionMan
Just bottled my first batch. I used some fresh...

Just bottled my first batch. I used some fresh cider and about a cup and a half of the carmel syrup, I like my stuff kinda dry. The good news is I think it tasted great, the bad news is I dropped my...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-05-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By UnionMan
I'm very new to cider brewing myself. So what...

I'm very new to cider brewing myself. So what every one is saying is minimal headspace is important, unless the headspace is filled with something(CO2) other that air ?
Forum: Cider Forum 10-04-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By UnionMan
Yeast nutrient work like a charm. No longer...

Yeast nutrient work like a charm. No longer smells like am outhouse. Thanks for all the input.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-03-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,180
Posted By UnionMan
Mike, we have tons of fresh cider available here...

Mike, we have tons of fresh cider available here in NEPA (as I'm sure you do too). Would I be better off concentrating fresh cider or just use store bought stuff?
Forum: Cider Forum 10-03-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,180
Posted By UnionMan
Finally made it to the LHBS. Got some yeast...

Finally made it to the LHBS. Got some yeast nutrient, hope it starts smelling better
Forum: Cider Forum 10-03-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By UnionMan
Will the smell stay in the cider if I bottle it...

Will the smell stay in the cider if I bottle it smelling like sulphur?
Forum: Cider Forum 10-03-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,180
Posted By UnionMan
Since you're here Mike, whadya think? Too stinky...

Since you're here Mike, whadya think? Too stinky to bottle?
Forum: Cider Forum 10-02-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By UnionMan
That's what I thought too. It is the recipe...

That's what I thought too. It is the recipe posted by upstatemike.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-02-2012, 10:08 AM
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Posted By UnionMan
And thanks for the advice!

And thanks for the advice!
Forum: Cider Forum 10-02-2012, 10:08 AM
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Views: 1,180
Posted By UnionMan
So I should just let this sit unrolled it smells...

So I should just let this sit unrolled it smells better? I was concerned because the recipe calls for it to be bottled after about 14 days.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-01-2012, 11:55 PM
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Posted By UnionMan
Help! I have the farts!

I have a batch of carmel Apple cider fermenting. Came home today to the foul smell of rhino farts. The LHBS was closed today so I couldn't pick up any yeast nutrient. I won't be able to get any until...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-30-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By UnionMan
Cool, thanks for the info. Any suggestions for...

Cool, thanks for the info. Any suggestions for additions to the secondary for flavor? All it is so far is fresh pressed pear cider and corn sugar.
Forum: Cider Forum 09-29-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By UnionMan
carbonation?

I just racked my first batch of Perry to the secondary. My S.G. was 1.002. I started with a S.G. of 1.090, by my math that's 11.6% ABV. Will I be able to carbonate by adding pruning sugar or is the...
Forum: Introductions 09-25-2012, 10:51 PM
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Views: 46
Posted By UnionMan
Hello From Scranton, PA

Hey Everyone!
Thought I'd say hi and introduce myself. My name is Andy and I am a firefighter in the armpit of the world, Scranton, PA. (Sorry Detroit). I kinda got into this home brew thing by...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-24-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 239
Posted By UnionMan
My First Cider(s)

Hey all. Very new to home brewing and would like some advice/suggestions. I have 4 gal of pear cider in the primary now. I added 4 lbs of corn sugar and a nottingham ale yeast. started with an O.G....
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