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  1. speakspress

    Session Beer = Quick Fermentation?

    Never brewed anything with this low of a potential alcohol content - just 3.5%. Does the fermentation finish out much faster than something with a higher AVB. It has only been about 3 days and it is really slowing down. I am using Nottingham. My pitch temp was probably too high but that is...
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    Dry Hopped Cider

    Hello Fellow Ciderheads, I recently cracked open a bottle of basic cider that I had dry hopped just a bit at bottling time. It was a bit of a surprise - I kinda liked it. It had a bit of a nose and my burps were nice and hoppy. Anyone else had any experience with dry hopping their hard cider...
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    Cold crash and Carbonation

    I have a three gallon batch of a very simple cider I would like to hard crash to clarify and bottle condition. After a cold crash and the edition of a primer is there still enough yeast is suspension to obtain carbonation? Or is it best to skip the cold crash? My objective is to clear the...
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    Sulfur Dioxide and Smelly Cider

    Has anyone else made the mistake of adding Sulfur Dioxide or Turkish apricots to their initial fermentation? I failed to read the ingredient list on a pack of Turkish Apricots. They contained sulfur dioxide. I added one apricot to the following: 1 gallon of Whole Foods 365 apple juice...
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    What do you call a place that makes cider?

    What do you call a place that makes cider? A mill? A cidery? Or a person that makes cider? A cider maker? A fermentor?