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    The Cider Making No Brainer

    First off, if you aren’t already making hard cider, you should be. It really is a no brainer, which I will explain briefly here. Cider is cheap to make, easily sourced, hardly any work, and great for those friends who can’t do gluten! Your only materials are Apple cider/juice, yeast, and maybe a...
  2. podz

    Planning Your Next Cider Batch

    Frequently, questions arise in Homebrewtalk's cider making forum from people who are new to cider making and are uncertain how to formulate a batch. Many of these questions are repeated from time to time, so I thought I'd share some information here that will hopefully give those who are new to...
  3. M

    When the Apples are Ripe, Ferment Some Cider!

    When the Apples are Ripe, Ferment Some Cider! Matt Miller Crab apples. Those little apples that most people consider just ornamental. Yes, they are pretty sour and they aren't really very easy to eat out of hand. I have several crab apple trees in my neighborhood, in common areas, which get...
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    When the Apples are Ripe, Ferment Some Cider!

    When the Apples are Ripe, Ferment Some Cider! Matt Miller Crab apples. Those little apples that most people consider just ornamental. Yes, they are pretty sour and they aren't really very easy to eat out of hand. I have several crab apple trees in my neighborhood, in common areas, which get...
  5. Aróchito

    Need Advice: Making Caffienated Cider

    Hello there, I would like to add caffeine to my apple cider when it's done. Any ideas? So far I'm thinking yerba mate or coffee... Though I'm wondering if I can do something a little more interesting. Thanks in advance.
  6. S-Met

    Nutrients for wild fermentation?

    Title is the question. Bought a 1/2 gal of local apple juice poured a glass and kinda forgot about it in the back of my fridge. About a week or so later I noticed the jug was getting "puffy." I poured a small glass and it tasted great. I decided to use it as a starter for a wild ferment of...
  7. E

    Is my cider infected?

    Hello everybody! It's my first time brewing cider and I only used apple juice 100% It's been two weeks and my cider went down from 1.042 to 1.002 (using safale-04) , but today, when ready to start secondary fermentation, found that it had like a film in the surface and some strange bubbles...
  8. C

    Yeast Starter -- Problems (Hard Apple Cider)

    http://hardapplecider--thejourney.blogspot.com/ I am trying to get some yeast starters going simply using slices of apples and apple juice. So far I am having a low success rate . . . . with only one of the six actually fermenting (I have had them sit for 4 or 5 days now). (The one on the far...
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