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Forum: Cider Forum 04-12-2012, 10:42 PM
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Posted By BelMamba
Thanks for sharing. Sounds like you had some fun...

Thanks for sharing. Sounds like you had some fun :) .... a few comments:

- The real test whether your method works is whether you actually killed the yeast ... so I would celebrate your method...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-30-2012, 08:43 PM
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Posted By BelMamba
If things are really critical ...

I just tried to transfer my experience with cider pasteurization to another drink and learned some more tricks. The drink is Malzbier - a traditional non-alcoholic (<0.5%) sweet malty beer from...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-30-2012, 08:25 PM
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Posted By BelMamba
If I get this right, the main difference is that...

If I get this right, the main difference is that you pre-heat the bottles in a second pot and thus you can start at lower temperatures (<175) without that much of a temperature drop and even put as...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-27-2012, 03:51 PM
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Posted By BelMamba
I have not tried Malta but it sounds very...

I have not tried Malta but it sounds very similar. I know that "Malzbier" does exist in South America - especially Brasil - but some of it seems to have enough alcohol to not be a kid's drink anymore...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-26-2012, 07:02 PM
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Posted By BelMamba
Malzbier - a children's beer from Germany

Hi everyone,

for a while now, I have participated on this site due to the fact that I love making (and drinking) hard cider. I have never brewed beer since I am quite happy with some of the...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-26-2012, 06:58 PM
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Posted By BelMamba
Hi, I will do that temperature check and let you...

Hi, I will do that temperature check and let you know. The thread you mention cites from a paper that I read before I tried my modifications, that research is very informative. I did not see the...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-13-2012, 05:07 PM
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Posted By BelMamba
Modified Pappers Method

Hi everyone,

as indicated a few times before, I did investigate a modification to Papper's method and I used this modified method now for 3 6-gallon batches (and a few smaller ones) without any...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-08-2012, 12:10 PM
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Posted By BelMamba
Important question: did you just put the bottles...

Important question: did you just put the bottles into the pot without anything keeping the from touching the bottom?

I successfully did a batch two weeks ago where I heated the water to 170 and...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-28-2011, 02:26 AM
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Posted By BelMamba
I have used Pepper's method and don't have a...

I have used Pepper's method and don't have a single bomb among the 300 bottles I have already done (if you don't count the two bottles that bombed while pasteurizing them), but there is a BUT.
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Forum: Cider Forum 11-21-2011, 01:30 PM
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Posted By BelMamba
You have to a bit careful with variations on the...

You have to a bit careful with variations on the method: I think most bottle pasteurization approaches go back to research done at Cornell (abstract...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-15-2011, 04:39 PM
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Posted By BelMamba
Some more tips ....

Hi,

after three batches of following Pappers directions but pasteurizing with active fermentation, I thought I'll collect some notes on his method:

- Pappers recommends switching off the heat...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-15-2011, 04:29 PM
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Posted By BelMamba
I have them stored at basement temperature (65F...

I have them stored at basement temperature (65F or so) for the last 4 weeks after pasteurization and no bottle exploded and the carbonation did not increase over the 4 weeks ... in other words, the...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-15-2011, 03:30 PM
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Posted By BelMamba
Don't worry to much. Even though I posted before...

Don't worry to much. Even though I posted before that I got into trouble by pasteurizing during active fermentation, these problems turned out to be related to the bottles I used in combination with...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-10-2011, 09:39 PM
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Posted By BelMamba
Thanks again for your input, I did find one thing...

Thanks again for your input, I did find one thing out:

Even though the Corona bottles have no screw-top, people have problems with some of them (esp. the C. Light ones) when using a wing capper...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-10-2011, 03:23 PM
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Posted By BelMamba
Hmm, I am still wondering whether blowing air at...

Hmm, I am still wondering whether blowing air at the rim / popping the crown is a standard mode of failure or an indication of bad capping (bottles or capper - I used old Corona bottles and a cheap...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-09-2011, 05:24 PM
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Posted By BelMamba
Hey everyone, I just did my first batch of...

Hey everyone,

I just did my first batch of cider from unpasteurized fresh cider (1.045) and need some opinions/help. I initially wanted to ferment it through and back-sweeten but I tried it at...
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