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  1. K

    Cider Hasn't Begun Fermentation

    Hello, First post! I started my first apple cider about 48 hours ago now. I used apple juice that did not have any sorbates in it or anything like that. It did have ascorbic acid, but from what I've read that wouldn't hinder production. I read that within 24-36 hours you should be able to see...
  2. C

    SOS from the wonderful Mexican mountains. Back sweetened, keggin and big cuestions

    Goodnight. Being 10:40 p.m., on a cold night in the deep mountains of Mexico, a group of enthusiasts are very interested in rescuing a method of making Mexican artisanal cider that came from France in the 19th century according to our sources and this is where I enter, in this great problem...
  3. B

    Apple cider / wine mix

    Currently making a sort of unique recipe. A wonderful park nearby has a public orchard, and whenever I go I take some apples home with me, and I've been putting them in the freezer not knowing what to do with them. With around 10 pounds of apples (and an apricot somehow) I decided that enough...
  4. N

    Choosing apple varieties

    Hello all! First post here. I'm looking to plant 3 apple trees on my property in Southern New Hampshire for cider making. I'm having trouble deciding on the varieties though and would love some input. I was thinking one tart, one medium, and one sweet apple. Specifically I'm looking at Franklin...
  5. Fern0022

    Bulk brewing??

    I’ve been fine tuning several cider recipes in 1gal glass carboys (apple, blueberry, mango, apple pie, pineapple, peach, grape). Eventually I plan to scale the ones I like best up to 5gal buckets. My best results have all come from pitching strait apple primaries, then racking onto the...
  6. Jonesie

    Cider assistance needed

    I have a mangrove jack apple cider kit and I was planning to add some preservative free apple juice (about 8 litres) to improve the apple taste. The mangrove jack recipe calls up 1kg of dextrose however the apple juice has natural sugar. Do I simply reduce the dextrose by the amount of sugar in...
  7. R

    Apple juice in Mead

    Hi, I'm Pedro and I wanted to start making Cyser. I spent hours searching and i could not find how much apple juice or water i have to put per kilogram (1 kilogram = 2 pounds) of honey. Can anyone help me? I'm new to all of this so i don't know very much of brewing. And one more thing, i saw...
  8. J

    Does anyone know what type of apple this is?

    These are growing on a tree in my yard and I’m unsure what type they are/whether they are suitable For making cider. I thought they were crabapples but am unsure if they can get this big! They are about 3 inches across of it helps.
  9. L

    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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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.
  14. S

    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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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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