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  1. M

    Trying to make mango hard cider

    I usually spritz with a Kmeta solution first to get rid of any nasties. Then I let the fruit get so ripe it’s almost squishy (my bananas are nearly black before I chuck them in the freezer) and then dice it up and freeze it. I let it thaw and then add it to the cider. On a side note I prefer...
  2. M

    Plans to try different Yeasts (MO2, 71B-1122, Cote des Blancs)

    Thanks for the correction Maylar. I got it confused with MLF. Man it’s been a long week.
  3. M

    Plans to try different Yeasts (MO2, 71B-1122, Cote des Blancs)

    The only yeast on your list I have used is the 71-b. It’s my go to yeast for ciders because it will metabolize some of the malic acid and change it to lactic acid which is smoother.
  4. M

    Hard Apple Cider: Safale S-04, Nottingham Ale, and Red Star Red Star Premier Blanc Champagne Yeasts

    The best tasting cider I ever made was with S-04. Nowadays I use 71b because I enjoy my cider with a higher abv. I also like my drinks bone dry and it imparts a better “mouthfeel” to me. In a blind tasting, my mom thinks the same cider fermented with s-04 tastes like “beer” and the batch...
  5. M

    How many gallons of mead, 2021

    Sadly I work with numbers all day, lol. I must’ve had one too many on Sunday!😂
  6. M

    How many gallons of mead, 2021

    3 gal. Blueberry/Banana melomel, 3gal. Strawberry/banana melomel=46 gallons
  7. M

    Show us your Mead in a photo!!!

    A JAOM is definitely on my list, after I burn through the berries I picked last summer.
  8. M

    Show us your Mead in a photo!!!

    3 gallons blueberry banana
  9. M

    A question regarding TONSA

    Thank you both for your quick replies. I appreciate that. I will take your advice and let it be!
  10. M

    A question regarding TONSA

    Hello alll I’m a long time visitor but this is my first post. After plenty of searching I finally found a local source for honey! I’ve had several lbs. of bananas and strawberries in my freezer for quite a while now so of course I wasted no time making a melomel. The tonsa guidelines said to...
  11. M

    How many gallons of Cider in 2020

    841+15=856
  12. M

    How many gallons of Cider in 2020

    6 gallons+770=776
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