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Old 09-06-2013, 02:30 AM   #1
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So, as the fall comes around it's time to start thinking about cider! What's everyone's favorite cider yeast? What makes it special? What does it really bring to the party?


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Old 09-06-2013, 01:14 PM   #2
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So, as the fall comes around it's time to start thinking about cider! What's everyone's favorite cider yeast? What makes it special? What does it really bring to the party?
I'm doing a pear/ apple cider fresh off my buddy's tree, think I'm using a Ale yeast any thoughts or advice? This is my 1st go at a cider


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Old 09-06-2013, 01:16 PM   #3
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So, as the fall comes around it's time to start thinking about cider! What's everyone's favorite cider yeast? What makes it special? What does it really bring to the party?
Brewing a apple / pear cider fresh off the tree. Using American Ale yeast, any thoughts or advice? This is my 1st attempt at a cider
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:09 PM   #4
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Not a cider yeast specifically, but of the ten batches I've done, I have found that I like nottingham with the desert apples and juice that I can get a hold of. If I could get kingston black apples, I'd probably use a traditional cider yeast.
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Nottingham, I use to use EC-1118 but it stripped it too dry.
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Cider yeast was to tart, tried mead but it was oddly buttery. Nottingham is good. I have heard of using Belgians, has anyone tried one?
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Notty for me. It's all I've ever tried, but I felt that it let my cider maintain it's Apple character. From what I've read, most of the cider or mead or champagne yeast will dry the cider out. But I guess you could always let it dry out and then back sweeten with cider to maintain some Apple flavor.

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I'm still using Red star Champagne yeast.
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I'm still using Red star Champagne yeast.
Same here. Makes a dry and strong cider :-)
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safale 04 is one of my favorites.


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