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Old 11-26-2005, 07:10 AM   #11
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I used that 1118 stuff and it will give you a very dry cider. It's more like a wine almost.


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Well, I went with the 1118 for this batch. I'm going to carbonate once it's done, I guess I'll see how dry is dry.

I don't like sweet ciders. But hopefully it will still have some flavor.


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Old 11-27-2005, 04:47 AM   #13
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I just got through drinking one of mine with that yeast. They've been in the bottle about 1 week. They are dry, but they are tasty. The nice thing is that since I added 5 lbs of brown sugar, I can already feel it!
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So the cider is under way.... starting to bubble a bit thanks to nottingham!

I forgot to take a gravity reading, but it seems most ciders fall between 1.040-1.050(ish).. so I don't think I'll concern myself with it.

What is the status on this one mindflux?

I just pitched a packet of nottingham in a gallon (minus a couple of cups) of cider. I can't wait to try this. If it is any good I'll do more.
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Still fermenting away. Last I read the gravity it was 1.022 by hydrometer. Bubbling about every 8-9 seconds now.

Once the fermentation slows more I'll move it to secondary for a long storage.
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Those who use nottingham, what kind of fg do you get with it when making cider?
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I have pitched a nottingham in my cider it is just about ready to bottle, I will let you know tomorrow actually. been in the secondary for 2 1/2 weeks
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Welp, Cider's been in my secondary for 2 months now. Time to rack it off the lees and whatnot, add my sparkalloid hotmix and watch it clear up. It's still got plenty of time to sit, but I thought I'd chime in.
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BTT...

How did this turn out?
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Still haven't racked it and added hotmix. I may postpone this till mid March, after I'm done doing a bit of traveling.

Most folks will agree that ciders are best with 9+ months of age on them, they become 'wine like'. Sooooo, patience is key here.


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