Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > First stab at cider!
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-27-2011, 09:01 PM   #1
Christer
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Danbury, CT
Posts: 91
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default First stab at cider!

So I took the plunge today and am venturing into other fermentables... Went to a local orchard and picked up 10 gallons of fresh pressed cider (no preservatives or pasturizing). Because I enjoy a bit of a kick in my beverages I added an extra three pounds of dextrose and then split into two carboys. I pitched different yeast in each batch, one with red star montrachet and one with red star cote des blancs. Keeping my fingers crossed! Planning on force carbing in eight weeks or so.


Christer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2011, 11:04 PM   #2
acowutter
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Gig Harbor, washington
Posts: 15
Default

let me know how all this goes ! im doing my first today as well !



acowutter is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2011, 05:48 PM   #3
Christer
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Danbury, CT
Posts: 91
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Well, we have very active fermentation, the montrachet especially! Had to hook up a blowoff tube last night, the cote du blancs was pretty active as well but hadn't foamed up into the airlock. Think that I may do lots of fun secondaries with these batches... Keep 2 gals of each just cider and then maybe do 1 gal of each with blueberries, raspberries and maybe ginger...
Christer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2011, 11:07 PM   #4
Joe_in_CT
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Greenwich, CT
Posts: 109
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Hi Christer,

I'm curious to know where you bought your juice...

Joe
Joe_in_CT is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2011, 10:55 AM   #5
Christer
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Danbury, CT
Posts: 91
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Salingers in Brewster
Christer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2011, 12:28 PM   #6
ao125
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 491
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

I'm a fan of Silverman's in Easton
http://www.silvermansfarm.com/
__________________

Kegged (1/3): Single-Hop NZ Rakau Oatmeal IPA
Kegged (2/3): Smoked Peruvian Pepper Cider
Kegged (3/3): (empty)
ao125 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2011, 01:43 PM   #7
Christer
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Danbury, CT
Posts: 91
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I thought about silvermans, blue jay in bethel adds a preservative. But then found salingers. $4.99 a gallon.


Christer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools



Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS