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Old 06-24-2012, 08:28 PM   #141
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The concentrate would have some effect on thickening but it shouldn't have been enough to make it syrup-like, I'd say. I'm curious to hear about it when you crack open a bottle!


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Old 06-24-2012, 08:46 PM   #142
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I have a batch of this going. I let it ferment dry with EC-1118. I plan on kegging this and wanted to sweeten it with concentrate. My question is, how much concentrate should I use?


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Old 06-25-2012, 01:50 AM   #143
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Wow. Just went downstairs to the "Fermentation Cave". Still some decent airlock activity. (Pitched June 14). Getting a bubble every 4-5 seconds still. Not in a rush for this. Figure I'll get to the point of the 24 hour rack over and bottling mid to late July. Surprised it is still showing so much activity though
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Old 06-25-2012, 01:44 PM   #144
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I have a batch of this going. I let it ferment dry with EC-1118. I plan on kegging this and wanted to sweeten it with concentrate. My question is, how much concentrate should I use?
Start with 3 cans, then sweeten to taste from there. My SG before starting to sweeten was 1.010 and 3 cans made it just right.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:33 PM   #145
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I hate when life gets in the way of brewing. I started this 4 1/2 weeks ago. OG was 1.064. On Thursday I pulled it out of my ferm chamber. SG was 1.008. When carrying it to the kitchen to bottle the yeast got re-suspended, so I decided to leave it sit over night. Forgot that I had to go out of town on Friday morning. Just got home to a house with a room temp of 88* f. SG is now 1.002. I didn't think Notty would ferment that low. I just made the syrup and will be bottling it in a couple hours. Hopefully there is enough life left in the yeast to carbonate it.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:48 PM   #146
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You're gonna be fine! 88 deg is damn high but maybe it'll turn out like one of those other experiments with unintended benefits....here's hopin' for ya!
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:57 PM   #147
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Actually I think the yeast will be fine. As long it was in the range for most of the fermentation it should be ok, I do that with my beers, ferment them at their temp then raise the temp to finish it.
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:21 PM   #148
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I posted this somewhere else on this site, not sure which forum is the best place for the question, so i am copying it here too....

Campden tablet question... I purchased 5 gallons of unpasteurized and preservative free cider from the local orchard. Last night i crushed and added 5 campden tablets to it to ward off the wild yeast/bacteria. Tonight i will pitch the yeast and get this recipe going. My question is, is it okay to add more campden tablets again at the end of this process if I follow the recipes suggestions prior to bottling? Not sure if the grand total at the end of 10 having been added to the 5 gallons does anything bad/harmful to it or not.......
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I posted this somewhere else on this site, not sure which forum is the best place for the question, so i am copying it here too....

Campden tablet question... I purchased 5 gallons of unpasteurized and preservative free cider from the local orchard. Last night i crushed and added 5 campden tablets to it to ward off the wild yeast/bacteria. Tonight i will pitch the yeast and get this recipe going. My question is, is it okay to add more campden tablets again at the end of this process if I follow the recipes suggestions prior to bottling? Not sure if the grand total at the end of 10 having been added to the 5 gallons does anything bad/harmful to it or not.......
Yes, that's fine. I do that with every batch. 1 per gallon at the beginning to kill wild stuff, then 1 per gallon at the end to preserve in the bottles.
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:57 AM   #150
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Hey Mike would it hurt for me to use this instead? It might be a while til I can make a weggmans trip. Just wandering if there were any real differences in the juices you use.

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Here it is:
http://www.wildharvestorganic.com/se...8&productId=69


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