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Forum: Cider Forum 11-25-2012, 11:06 PM
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Posted By Richelle
Thank you for your post. Since I used Potassium...

Thank you for your post. Since I used Potassium Sorbate (1tsp/23L) & Metabisulphite (1/4tsp /23L), shouldn't that have done the trick and killed off the rest of the yeast?
Forum: Cider Forum 11-22-2012, 02:41 PM
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Posted By Richelle
Bud-cider? :confused:

Bud-cider? :confused:
Forum: Cider Forum 11-22-2012, 02:40 PM
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Posted By Richelle
Keep in mind that this is apple juice from...

Keep in mind that this is apple juice from freshly squeezed/picked apples. Perhaps that batch was sweeter than it should.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-22-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Richelle
I guess all thos pirate costume eye patches will...

I guess all thos pirate costume eye patches will finally come in handy ;)
The SGs were at that reading for a couple of weeks... but ill keep my eyes open.... and far away from the bottle opening.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-21-2012, 11:06 PM
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Posted By Richelle
Thanks for your answer 1- I was also told...

Thanks for your answer

1- I was also told that EC1118 made wines/ciders too dry. I was suggested to use K1-V1116 next time. But I will look into beer yeasts. They seem to be quite popular in this...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-21-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Richelle
Here is what I did (I followed the instructions...

Here is what I did (I followed the instructions the gurus at the store gave me):

Day 1: Metabisulphite (1/4tsp /23L) & Ascorbic Acid (1tsp/23L - Prevents oxydation)

Day 2: Pectic Enzyme...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-21-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Richelle
Cider tastes like water - Your opinion please!

Hello,

I just bottled 2 batches of 23L of cider.

In both I used Freshly squeezed apple juice from the orchard
Yeast was: Lalvin E-1118
In the second batch, I added frozen strawberries
...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-21-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 68
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Posted By Richelle
Congratulations! That's a beautiful project :D

Congratulations! That's a beautiful project :D
Forum: Cider Forum 11-21-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By Richelle
Hi there, I just bottled it and... it tastes...

Hi there,
I just bottled it and... it tastes like water (even though it's about 7.5%). I'm gonna surf around the forums to see what I should do next time. I didn't carbonate it.

Maybe it will be...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-20-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By Richelle
What might have avoided the white film would have...

What might have avoided the white film would have been to add strawberry juice instead of whole strawberries... We had drank a little and it was mystifying :)

It's exciting when you find out that...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-20-2012, 02:14 PM
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Posted By Richelle
I'd love to try out this recipie. The only...

I'd love to try out this recipie. The only problem is that I'm from Montreal and have no idea what Wegman's Apple juice or Nottingham Yeast is. No stress though, I'll figure it out once I'm ready to...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-20-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Richelle
It happened to me as well with my cider made from...

It happened to me as well with my cider made from fresh apple juice. In my very un-professional opinion, it smelled fine so I didn't sound any alarms. I filtered it in another glass 23L container...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-20-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By Richelle
I went to the specialist shop near my place...

I went to the specialist shop near my place (Atelier Bière et Vin - Mtl South Shore) and they helped me with this mystery. Actually, they told me to do something REALLY obvious: re-take the density!...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-12-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By Richelle
First Cider - Is this normal?

Hello,

On sept 30th, I started two batches of cider (My first time from the juice).
One was made with only Apple juice and, in the other, we added strawberries (not pressed) to the apple juice. ...
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