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    Trying a cyder for first time

    thanks for the info. Some of the berries are starting to loose color. So it might be time. I'm going to Take a reading today. I Had a thought about Cold Crashing. If my reading turns out to be at a level were I want it. It just happens that it is going to drop into the high 20's tonight were I...
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    Trying a cyder for first time

    I made up this batch, and it has been fermenting nicely for a week. When I took the initial gravity reading it was about 1.055. I thought that maybe it was lower then it should be. My reasoning is the 3 lbs of blackberries. I do not know how they effect gravity readings. they were frozen...
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    how bad did I mess up.

    We lost power yesterday from about 4:00pm till sometime early morning, and I realized I had no beer at home, The local market was close and so was the bar. (both with in walking distance). Driving was not a good option as tree and power lines were down making traffic a mess. So I had this...
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    Trying a cyder for first time

    Thanks, did you know how much pectin enzymes to use for a five gallon batch? Also is it necessary to put the frozen berries in with the warmed up juice and sugar or could they just be added cold?
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    Trying a cyder for first time

    Two gallons pasteurized apple cider (store bought no preservatives) 3 gallons Pasteurized apple juice (store bought no preservatives) 1 pound brown sugar (could put two??) 3 pounds frozen blackberries Ale yeast (what I have) Pectin ?? 1 can frozen cider concentrate Was going to warm...
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    how bad did I mess up.

    Just put to secondary fermentation today. Starting gravity 1.8 at about high 70's to low 80's temp at reading. Today read about 1.2 at 64 degrees F. You were all right beer cleared up already and tasted great, Can't wait to see what it will be like later.
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    how bad did I mess up.

    Thanks for the info, put me at ease. Ill just have to be patient.
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    how bad did I mess up.

    I just started brewing beer again after about 10-15 years, my first batch came out good with no complications. I just started my second batch a Belgian triple from a Brewer's Best kit. After about 1 day It blew the bubbler out of the carboy (6 gallon glass carboy 5 gallons of beer). I have...
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