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Forum: Cider Forum 03-19-2014, 12:11 AM
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Posted By matrim
Cuz I'm relatively new and didn't know better? ...

Cuz I'm relatively new and didn't know better? Was this a terrible idea? I planned to dry hop the cider and did so shortly after yooper answered. I used 11 grams of fuggle in one jug and 5.5 grams...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-04-2014, 01:58 AM
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Posted By matrim
Thanks yooper! I'll definitely do that.

Thanks yooper! I'll definitely do that.
Forum: Cider Forum 03-02-2014, 09:51 PM
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Views: 295
Posted By matrim
Cider - slow ferment and gravity question.

I started a 3 gallon batch of cider on 11.20.13:
Fresh juice, 300 gm pale DME, 1 cup candi syrup, soaked cooked and strained oats, Nottingham yeast. O.G. 1.063
Started fermenting like normal. I...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-21-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By matrim
canning safety

Last year I made some candi syrup for a cider. I had some left over after I had reached my desired gravity, poured it - still hot - into a "clean" not sterilized jar and closed it up. It's not...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-15-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By matrim
Thanks for the help. They smelled good so I hope...

Thanks for the help. They smelled good so I hope all is not lost. Take away: always keep topped up! got it.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-14-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By matrim
Could the bacteria have produced any byproducts...

Could the bacteria have produced any byproducts that could potentially hurt me? Or are the bacteria that grow in this type of medium generally harmless? I am bottling and pasteurizing today as I...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-14-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By matrim
Bummer. Thanks for the reply. I'm planning...

Bummer. Thanks for the reply.
I'm planning on pasteurizing right after bottling. Do I still need to add sulfites or will the pasteurization be enough?
Forum: Cider Forum 10-13-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By matrim
Gah! Film on top!

I decided today would be as good a day as any to bottle three of my 1 gallon batch ciders that have been doing their thing in a closet for the past 7 months.

I moved one to the kitchen and noticed...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-12-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By matrim
I guess it just sounded like a good idea at the...

I guess it just sounded like a good idea at the time (easily fermentable sugar to boost OG.) In hindsight I would have probably just added more honey.

So you wouldn't re-rack even though its...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-11-2012, 12:41 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By matrim
So I racked onto a muslin bag full of thawed...

So I racked onto a muslin bag full of thawed crushed blackberries at about 1.000

I didn't think they would add enough sugar to start the fermentation again, but alas my naivety foils me yet again....
Forum: Mead Forum 04-22-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By matrim
Thanks a lot Meadrol! Very helpful information,...

Thanks a lot Meadrol! Very helpful information, and I like the penny idea.
Forum: Mead Forum 04-20-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By matrim
Also, should I take that to mean I do not need to...

Also, should I take that to mean I do not need to soak the blackberries in vodka, or boil them to avoid contamination?
Forum: Mead Forum 04-20-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By matrim
So, I only aerated that one time. Did I screw...

So, I only aerated that one time. Did I screw the pooch by not doing it a bunch and not degassing? Might it still be drinkable?
Forum: Mead Forum 04-20-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By matrim
First time - Help and opinions

I've never tasted mead, but really want to... so here I am.

Since my mead has been in primary since 4.3.12 I know its a tad late to get useful input on my methods, however I am still curious, as...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-24-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By matrim
question about floaters

I recently racked one of my ciders onto some bags of mulling spices. They were playing nicely at the bottom of the jug, but the CO2 made them float to the top. Do I need to worry about mold or...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-20-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By matrim
roadymi: I am about to rack a gallon batch into...

roadymi: I am about to rack a gallon batch into secondary onto some mulling spices but was unsure how much I should be adding. ideas?
Forum: Cider Forum 03-20-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By matrim
Well, I had to leave for the weekend and I didn't...

Well, I had to leave for the weekend and I didn't have anything to rack it into so I just left the cider "as is." I got back and I no longer see the black specks (I noticed there were more than one...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-17-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By matrim
Or because they just don't know any better. :D ...

Or because they just don't know any better. :D

I honestly thought sugar offered a valid - simply different - flavour from honey or other fermentables.

But then again, I do enjoy getting...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-17-2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By matrim
Ugh, I wouldn't mind that much, but I'm fresh...

Ugh, I wouldn't mind that much, but I'm fresh outta carboys. Any good method to do this without a carboy?
Forum: Cider Forum 03-16-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By matrim
Its 2 gallons fresh juice with a couple cups of...

Its 2 gallons fresh juice with a couple cups of medium amber maillard syrup, DAP, Malic, and pectic enzyme with Nottingham.

Phooey. Thanks for the input guys.
Forum: Cider Forum 03-16-2012, 03:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By matrim
Found my real camera.

Found my real camera.
Forum: Cider Forum 03-16-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By matrim
The yeast line is above the liquid. :(

The yeast line is above the liquid. :(
Forum: Cider Forum 03-16-2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By matrim
Black speck... should I be worried

I'm still pretty new to this. I have a batch that has been fermenting since 3.11

I just noticed two small black specks on the "yeast line" on the carboy sides. The picture is blurry but I think...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-15-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,935
Posted By matrim
I'm very new to making cider but I thought I'd...

I'm very new to making cider but I thought I'd experiment with a one gallon batch using DME.

I I dissolved .5 cups of medium amber syrup and 1/4 pound pale DME into a gallon of fresh apple...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-13-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,452
Posted By matrim
Awesome! Very exciting to hear as mine is close...

Awesome! Very exciting to hear as mine is close to the end of fermentation. Thanks for the updates.
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