Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Winners Drawn!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > Cider newbie
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-29-2012, 09:59 PM   #1
kincaid77
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2
Default Cider newbie

I'm taking a stab at making hard cider.

Using cider mill cider, uv pasteurized.

I'm at 48 hours past pitching the yeast, and don't see much activity. using Nottingham ale yeast.

I did put a small amount of grocery store apple juice concentrate in, and now I'm wondering if that had some preservatives that may have hurt the yeast. I used 1/4 of a frozen can.

thoughts? thanks


kincaid77 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2012, 10:12 PM   #2
brazedowl
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Posts: 853
Liked 35 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

I often do my from all store-bought concentrate so I doubt that a quarter can would do you in. Give it time.


__________________
In Progress: White Clover Wine
In Progress: Blueberry Wine (1)
In Progress: Fresh Fig Wine
In Progress: Ginger Spiced Cider
Bottled: oodles and oodles
______________________

"What senses do we lack that we cannot see or hear another world all around us?"
brazedowl is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 02:48 AM   #3
AndrewTodd
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Blanchester, Ohio
Posts: 99
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Temp? Any yeast nutrient? I never have more than a couple hours before Notty begins its dance. I always pitch dry (no starter) at about 68 deg.
AndrewTodd is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 03:06 PM   #4
kincaid77
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2
Default

Temp's around 66-67. No yeast nutrient. I've got some small bubbles in the airlock and some foam at the top of the cider at this point
kincaid77 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 03:18 PM   #5
brazedowl
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Posts: 853
Liked 35 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

I always throw in a tablespoon of nutrient and a tablespoon of energizer just to be safe.
__________________
In Progress: White Clover Wine
In Progress: Blueberry Wine (1)
In Progress: Fresh Fig Wine
In Progress: Ginger Spiced Cider
Bottled: oodles and oodles
______________________

"What senses do we lack that we cannot see or hear another world all around us?"
brazedowl is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 05:54 PM   #6
AndrewTodd
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Blanchester, Ohio
Posts: 99
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

If its bubbling and your seeing a small krausen its likely a good sign. Day one mine has a light foam on the top 1/4 inch. Next day its three inches. My temp is 66-67 as well. Can you take a pic and post it?


AndrewTodd is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cider newbie - process questions for kegged sweet hard force carbed cider jfdimarco Cider Forum 3 02-23-2013 11:53 AM
Cider Newbie jphalabuk Cider Forum 2 10-08-2012 01:52 PM
Cider Newbie - Hello! Griffin10 Cider Forum 10 12-21-2011 04:59 PM
Newbie Cider Help BHolt Cider Forum 2 08-17-2010 04:18 AM
Newbie, first cider harriw Cider Forum 11 09-27-2009 02:50 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS