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Forum: Cider Forum 01-30-2014, 01:27 AM
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Posted By Gilligan
Thank you, Albionwood - by cold conditioning, do...

Thank you, Albionwood - by cold conditioning, do you mean aging it in the fridge?
Forum: Cider Forum 01-24-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 939
Posted By Gilligan
Thanks for all the input, Pickled Pepper. I use...

Thanks for all the input, Pickled Pepper. I use Star San sanitizer. The only other constant is the table sugar. I'll start a gallon tonight without the sugar to see if that is a contributing...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-24-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 939
Posted By Gilligan
So other than adding sugar, is there a way to get...

So other than adding sugar, is there a way to get rid of the bitterness? Is it something that would "age out"?
Forum: Cider Forum 01-23-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Gilligan
Another experiment, same results. This time, I...

Another experiment, same results. This time, I used a gallon of Tree Top "not from concentrate" juice and a packet of Red Star Champagne yeast. 1/4 teaspoon (aprx 1 gram) Fermaid nutrient, and 1...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-04-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By Gilligan
Angry Orchard = 1.030 Angry Orchard Dry = 1.020

Angry Orchard = 1.030
Angry Orchard Dry = 1.020
Forum: Cider Forum 01-03-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 939
Posted By Gilligan
So, do you get a bitter finish too? The...

So, do you get a bitter finish too?

The health food store brand of cloudy juice did not have ascorbic acid added. Just pasteurized unfiltered juice. Same bitterness as Motts.
Forum: Cider Forum 01-03-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 939
Posted By Gilligan
Lightly bitter finish every time - is this normal?

I made several batches of cider using Nottingham yeast and two types of juice - unfiltered natural-looking juice, and crystal clear Motts. Varying amounts of added sugar, from 1/2 to 1 pound per...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-23-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By Gilligan
Hello KGB, why is the dosage doubled in the...

Hello KGB, why is the dosage doubled in the presence of alcohol?
Forum: Cider Forum 12-22-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By Gilligan
How long for pectic enzyme to work?

I followed directions on the bottle by adding 1/2 teaspoon of powder per gallon to two five gallon batches of very cloudy cider - one after fermentation as I racked it into a secondary carboy and...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-09-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,206
Posted By Gilligan
Hmmm... I wonder what a fermented Coke would...

Hmmm... I wonder what a fermented Coke would taste like :D
Forum: Cider Forum 12-08-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Gilligan
Your post inspired me to buy and test some AO...

Your post inspired me to buy and test some AO "Dry" cider. It was 1.020 and still tasted too sweet for me.
Forum: Cider Forum 12-08-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By Gilligan
How much alcohol to preserve without refrigeration?

I don't have much extra room in my small refrigerator, so I was wondering - what is the minimum amount of alcohol content my cider should have to safely store it in 1-gallon sanitized glass jugs...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-05-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By Gilligan
Ah, yes, good point. This will also give me the...

Ah, yes, good point. This will also give me the opportunity to start another batch using the same yeast, assuming there are no signs of contamination at the time I rack the cider.

Is there any...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-05-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By Gilligan
Based on what I've read on this forum, even with...

Based on what I've read on this forum, even with all that sugar, the potential alcohol content of my cider is still within the tolerance limit of this yeast.

So, there's no point in racking it...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-05-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By Gilligan
First time brewer - what to expect and how to clarify

Hi everybody! I started my first batch of cider 11 days ago.

5 gallons of unfiltered pasteurized apple juice
6 pounds table sugar
1 packet of 11g Nottingham yeast, reconstituted in 4 oz water...
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