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  1. K

    1st pear cider from our tree.

    Campden (sulfite) may be more trouble than it's worth if you don't have a pH meter. It's not one-size-fits-all; the proper amount depends on pH. That is a great point. i was just trying to avoid pasteurizing. simmering about 185 for 30-45 mins which is what i have done in the past. i like...
  2. K

    1st pear cider from our tree.

    so i tasted the product floating above the trub on my last bottle. i am hoping that after aging for 6-12 months it will mellow out significantly and this is just a product of it being new and dry. going to start another batch soon with the remainder on the tree. i would like to use campden tabs...
  3. K

    1st pear cider from our tree.

    This was a test batch as i am not sure how these pears do making hard cider. they are delicious but not overly sweet and very juicy. (not sure what kind of pears) I just bottled 5 gallons and it fermented well. nice strong ferment from wild yeast. i was totally unprepared so i didnt have much to...
  4. K

    Small 4x4 cider press

    that is good to know about the wax. will that seal any leaks? i was planning on getting some food grade silicone to seal it up. yes i plan on using a car jack and will prob make some racks out of cedar. the posts are pressure treated. (old fence posts) and the trays walls are untreated white...
  5. K

    Small 4x4 cider press

    Built this small press for the pears out of scrap. It was a quick prototype. I notched the 4x4s with a chainsaw and nailed it all up. Tray is a piece of wood countertop. Not suree it will hold. Planning to use garbage disposal as i have in the past which hopefully i wont need to add too much...
  6. K

    Dandelion wine/acid blend goof

    I did read that, its only one gallon so i am just going to wait it out and see how it tastes. Hopefully its not too tart. I will just have to make another gallon or 2 when i get some more free time
  7. K

    Dandelion wine/acid blend goof

    So i decided to spend the time to make a one gallon batch of dandelion wine. I picked all the flowers, pulled all the petals off, steeped as my recipe called for, strain and filtered (twice) added the sugar, and then proceeded to put almost 4 tablespoons of acid blend in (recipe calls for 4...
  8. K

    Apple butter cider

    Yea it def did. No pectic enzyme atleast yet... I usually do with cider but didnt have any with me. Only been sitting for 1 week so far, so it should clear up another week or 2. Like. Said the one v on the left was the second one and the must got stirred up during the siphon of that one
  9. K

    Apple butter cider

    The one on the left was the second one if you can tell there is more sediment settling out than the one on the right
  10. K

    Apple butter cider

    Quite delicious after back sweetening a little sample. Still very thick and had quite a time trying to siphon the "sludge" of the apple butter through. Will rack again in another week
  11. K

    Gunslinger's Graff with crabapples

    This does sound delicious. About how much did you get after the trub? Going to try to get to mine tomorrow
  12. K

    Honey wheat graff

    Recipe that i created from gunslingers graff 1- 3.3lbs can muntons wheat lme 16oz crystal 120L 12oz special B 8oz roasted barley 8oz cherrywood smoked 4oz munich Cider from crab apples 1oz centennial @60min 1oz cascade @60min 1.5 cascade @20min
  13. K

    Apple butter cider

    I made spiced apple butter and used it in a 2 gal cider both must and apple butter were made with crab apples (atleast i think thats what kind they are)
  14. K

    Gunslinger's Graff with crabapples

    I have access to lots of "crabapples" i made cider with them in 2011 which was my first pressing and after a year in bottles it was amazing. Doing a graff similar to your recipe using light wheat LME no oatmeal or chocolate malt. Instead using munic, 2 gallons cider (from "crabapples") and then...
  15. K

    Preventing over active fermentation

    I remember reading something about how fruit wines tend to bubble over while fermenting and a way to prevent it via additions but i cant find anything about it. Sent from my LG-MS770 using Home Brew mobile app
  16. K

    strawberry and raspberry concentrate

    Have you ever measured/adjusted the ph? I am curious what ph strawberry wine is supposed to be. I am about to make it soon and wonder what additions i might need to purchase. Sent from my LG-MS770 using Home Brew mobile app
  17. K

    strawberry and raspberry concentrate

    Thank you. That does help. How does your wine turn out not using any sugar? Have you made any with sugar. If so how would you compare them? Still not sure what i am going to do. Strawberry wine sounds good but might mix in some other juices. Sent from my LG-MS770 using Home Brew mobile app
  18. K

    strawberry and raspberry concentrate

    The concentrate is at 65 brix. Is that the same as what your using? Sent from my LG-MS770 using Home Brew mobile app
  19. K

    Why/How is my cider so clear and yellowish?

    I have a one gal batch of cider that i bottled on apple wood chips. Ive been aging it.like that since 2010. Have no idea how it tastes. Sent from my LG-MS770 using Home Brew mobile app
  20. K

    strawberry and raspberry concentrate

    I got 2.8 fivegal batches so im going to say around 15 gal for each bucket... i guess it depends how concentrated it is.... would i measure that in brix? Sent from my LG-MS770 using Home Brew mobile app
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