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Old 12-08-2012, 11:10 PM   #1
Jan 2012
Glocester, Rhode Island
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Got a call today from a local orchard. They gave me 4gals of cider that has just started to "turn". Any ideas? KISS, add some campden, wait, add yeast.

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Old 12-09-2012, 12:09 AM   #2
Nov 2011
Finger Lakes, NY
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Personally, I'd KISSimpl-er and go wild . . . if it's already starting to turn just go with it. Add some campden, maybe half the normal dose (~25ppm) to knock out the lower quality wild boys and let the healthy ones go to town. If it's already starting to turn you're gonna have a hard time stopping a full on wild ferment anyways without pasteurizing the juice, so just rock it.

Or not . . . your plan is also great.
In all the states no door stands wider,
To ask you in to drink hard cider

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Old 12-09-2012, 12:09 AM   #3
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utrecht, netherlands
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nothing to lose!

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Old 12-10-2012, 07:41 AM   #4
Sep 2010
Santa Cruz, CA, California
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Just dropped airlocks onto 2, 1 gallon jugs this evening that had tang to them. Even in the fridge...
Boomer Creek Cider Co.

"They speak of my drinking but they never think of my thirst." -Scottish Proverb

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