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    Put up an experimental cider

    hey all, I put up an experimental cider today, generally ive been concentrating on my meads and beers but had a request for some cider...I have made numerous batches of EdWorts Apfelwien with great reception but was looking for something new....so i played with the recipe a bit and came up with...
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    Input on a Cider starter

    Just curious to know how many cider makers use starters? I am prepping up to do edworts famous apfelwine and going to use a knottingham yeast this round. I have had trouble before with this same yeast as was curious to know if setting up a starter a few days in advance would be a better...
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    Yeast Question

    I was hoping i could ask a question about yeast.... I just completed a nice Cinnamon cyser that finished rather sweet..sweeter then my tastes but good for the wife. I am now looking at a simple pyment and had a yeast question. I used lavlin 1118 which the guy at the lhbs shop recommended as...
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    mead without yeast nutes-***911***

    can a batch of cyser be made without using yeast nutrients? I had forgotten to check my supplies and when i opened it was damp looking and smells a bit amonia-ish. I am going to assume it went bad and not use it but am wondering how vital it is to making the mead. i have only used this recipe...
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    mead without yeast nutes - 911

    can a batch of cyser be made without using yeast nutrients? I had forgotten to check my supplies and when i opened it was damp looking and smells a bit amonia-ish. I am going to assume it went bad and not use it but am wondering how vital it is to making the mead. i have only used this recipe...
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    secondary ?

    was curious to know how long can one keep a batch of home brew in the secondary? I had done 2 batches with my son who was down during school break and would really like to bottle them with him. the problem is he wont be back down for another 2 weeks and if i can wait for him i would like...
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    True Brew ingredient kits?

    I was curious to know if anyone had anything good or bad to say about this company? i got 2 kits from my brother as a gift and have not had a chance to brew them yet as I had a cider and a mead going already. the kits seen pretty straight forward. An American wheat and a Canadian Ale, they are...
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    Can anyone answer this for me?

    I am setting out to make a 5 gallon batch of mead (traditional) tonight and had a question regarding the yeast nutrient. I decided to make my mead using 12 pounds Maine Raspberry honey white labs yeast "WLP720" sweet mead yeast topped off with water to 5 gallons. the question i have is this...
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    Has anyone tried using one of these?

    Trying to be thrifty or cheap depending on how you read this, I was looking for a conical fermentor to do slightly larger then 5 gallon batches of wine or home brew. I cam across this site that had these food grade transfer tanks (15- 80 gallons i think). Not being 100% sure i contacted them...
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    giving this a shot

    well while I have the Apfelwine in the primary and I am waiting. my cousin and I decided to give a 1 gallon batch of mead a shot. I found this recipe over at www.gotmead.com I have a question though, can I substitute the red star cote de blanc(1 packet) with red star Montrachet yeast ? i think...
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    Looking for a recipe

    I am looking for a hard cider recipe that resembles "Original Sin". a buddy of mine loves that stuff and asked if we could make our own.....the closest thing i have done to anything is "Apfelwine" (EdWorts recipe) and am haveing good results....if anyone knows of a recipe that would be helpful...
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