Cider Newbie - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > Cider Newbie

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-24-2012, 05:44 AM   #1
lovelylocksleah
Recipes 
 
Aug 2012
Posts: 11
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts



Just kicking off my first four batches of cider to find what tastes best. Using the Whole Foods 365 Organic juice (which normally tastes kind of weak and watered down) but experiments are always a learning experience, right? We are sitting on Day 2 with bubbles happily going along. My only questions come from the yeast. I was unsure and have been unable to get an exact measurement for yeast if you are only using a 1 gallon jug and a full packet of yeast - are you suppose to use the whole packet it or measure it down if using a smaller batch than 5 gallons?

Would appreciate all insight!
Thank you!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 07:06 AM   #2
sa101
Recipes 
 
Apr 2012
Perth, WA
Posts: 48
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I use S-04, and occassionaly pitch a 1 gallon batch were I use about 1/4 of a 11.5g packet. Definately don't use the whole packet, you'd just be wasting yeast

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2012, 04:10 AM   #3
lovelylocksleah
Recipes 
 
Aug 2012
Posts: 11
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts


So if you do, what happens - super yeasty flavor? Too much ..............? I tried it (through peer pressure) and am reconsidering what I was thinking and what the outcome will be. Any insight?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2012, 04:42 AM   #4
JtotheA
Recipes 
 
Feb 2012
Aurora, IL
Posts: 186
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by lovelylocksleah View Post
So if you do, what happens - super yeasty flavor? Too much ..............? I tried it (through peer pressure) and am reconsidering what I was thinking and what the outcome will be. Any insight?
It will be fine. No worries. I think most would rather overpitch yeast. But on the other hand, technically you could split a packet to do 5 - 1 gallon batches.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2012, 06:13 PM   #5
lovelylocksleah
Recipes 
 
Aug 2012
Posts: 11
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts


Duh- it is so obvious now! LOL! Thank you!

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools



Forum Jump