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Forum: General Chit Chat 12-29-2010, 12:33 AM
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Posted By Cydermon
Consider my entry completed under the user name,...

Consider my entry completed under the user name, cydermon
Forum: Cider Forum 03-15-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Cydermon
Well I had to rack my rocket fuel into a...

Well I had to rack my rocket fuel into a secondary sooner than I would have liked but I needed my primary fermenting container for another project. Any way, after getting 6.5 gallons racked into...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-09-2009, 06:32 PM
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Posted By Cydermon
My first batch, I couldn't really taste the brown...

My first batch, I couldn't really taste the brown sugar but it was dark brown sugar but light brown sugar, so I'm hoping I don't end up with fermented Aunt Jemima.



I usually add 3tbs per six...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-07-2009, 07:18 PM
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Posted By Cydermon
I'm with ya hophead, I didn't much think I would...

I'm with ya hophead, I didn't much think I would really care for a drier cider either, but I find it much nicer than dry wines for some reason. Hard to explain but I enjoy the bite in the cider.
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Forum: Cider Forum 02-10-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Cydermon
Paw paw are America's largest native fruits and...

Paw paw are America's largest native fruits and in the past native Americans would plant their seeds in order to spread their habitat. They are related to the Cherimoya family of tropical fruits...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-08-2009, 02:44 PM
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Posted By Cydermon
While I certainly realize that patience is one of...

While I certainly realize that patience is one of the most, if not the most important ingredient, I only hoped to illicit the opinions of more experienced members concerning their preferences in...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-08-2009, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Cydermon
I got a line on 15lbs of frozen paw paw's from a...

I got a line on 15lbs of frozen paw paw's from a friend of mine that was going to make preserves but didn't get around to it so they offered them as a sacrifice for the primary. While I do want to...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-04-2009, 07:17 PM
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Posted By Cydermon
I have a few gallons of Cider that have cleared...

I have a few gallons of Cider that have cleared and are ready to bottle, so I may try a few variations on back sweetening with non-fermentable, possibly a cranberry and or apple concentrate just to...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-04-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,486
Posted By Cydermon
Cider, sweet, dry, hard, hot, a taste thread

Hey folks, I just wanted to get some input on how folks categorize "taste" and body of Cider. I realize this is very subjective but I figured with numerous replies it would help better establish or...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-04-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Cydermon
I'm with Butterfield_Craft on this one, only...

I'm with Butterfield_Craft on this one, only because I have had great success with the EC-1118. I was pleased it didn't leave a noticeable aftertaste and ferments quickly and cleanly. A single...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-23-2009, 03:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,597
Posted By Cydermon
I have having a conversation last night about how...

I have having a conversation last night about how a paw paw based cider/wine would taste and can't wait to give a try. My paw paw are about 2 years from bearing fruit and won't really fruit well for...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-21-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Cydermon
That's great because some of the apples discussed...

That's great because some of the apples discussed here are apples I have never heard of. I have another variety, but I do not recall the type but they are a baking apple that is rather tart. I have...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-20-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Cydermon
I used the EC-1118 yeast myself and now I'm a bit...

I used the EC-1118 yeast myself and now I'm a bit concerned that I am going to have to back sweeten to keep the pucker factor from getting too bad. Being this yeast appears to ferment faster than...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-20-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Cydermon
When I planted my apple orchard, I hadn't...

When I planted my apple orchard, I hadn't considered using the fruit in cider so most of my trees were Red and Golden delicious, Granny Smiths, and a handful of crab apples on the periphery to ensure...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-18-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Cydermon
I used a recipe very close to this with the only...

I used a recipe very close to this with the only difference being that I added 2 lbs of light brown sugar and a cup of fresh honey instead of 2 cans of concentrate. Started out at 1.065 as well but...
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