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  1. M

    Cider not bubbling even after re-pitching yeast

    Well I’m stumped. I’ve brewed lots of cider and never had any issues but this time… I juiced (not pressed) 4 gallons of apple juice and strained through cheese cloth. It still had between 1 and 2 inches of pulp settle out at the bottom of each 1 galling jug in my fridge. I put two campden tabs...
  2. W

    I need help understanding the order of steps..

    Ok. So I already started 15 gallons of apple cider in several carboys and have begun racking to secondary. But I’m trying to figure out in what order I make amendments etc. Please let me know what’s what. 1. Finish primary fermentation (I already tested SG levels and it’s all below 1.010) 2...
  3. M

    Fruit wine-campden or no campden?

    Hi! First time brewer here, read many posts on this site which were informative, so I signed up today. I am hoping to make a raspberry-pear wine in some store-bought white grape juice. Reading through instructions again, I think I missed a step. Washed all fruit in water, then soaked in a...
  4. CitizenNoob

    Fermentation won't start//too much Campden

    Hello fellow Brewers, I hope you all are well; Last Sunday ( August 23rd ) I pressed the apples from my garden and got from it 35 liters of juice ( 9,24602 american gallons ); I could not find campden in tablets only in powder, and I guess I have been over generous with it. 24 hours after...
  5. N

    Hydrometer readings with whole fruit

    I am thinking about making my first batch of wine. I have a bunch of blueberries frozen that I can thaw out and use. I just got a two gallon fermenting bucket. I was figuring I would find a recipe I liked and fill that bucket. I will probably try to put the thawed blueberries into a paint...
  6. N

    First timer questions and anxieties

    Greetings! I was so pleased to find this forum. Whoever created this resource has my eternal gratitude. I got a wild hair after visiting some of the orchards in Hood River, Oregon. I had never seen cider apples before and thought they had an interesting taste. Originally I was going to make...
  7. Afonso Correia

    Campden tablets and Potassium sorbate

    Hey there Im Im new at this and planning to make a batch of mead I read about it and some places said i i needed to add Potassium sorbate to halt the fermentation process and other places i read i also had to add crushed campden tablets before fermentation Do i need to do both? Crushed campden...
  8. theinterneti

    Developing an ideal "basic juice" cider

    Thanks for visiting my thread, Really enjoying the "Everyday simple cider" and "Graham's English" ciders that I've made up to this point. Working on dialing a blend of these for my taste, process and gear. I've read through the threads mentioned and a lot of the encyclopedia of yeast...
  9. M

    Melomels, Pectin, & Campden Tablets

    Hey everyone, I am in the process of making my second batch of mead which I plan on turning into either a 5 gallon multi berry or two 2.5 gallon batches one raspberry and the other blueberry. I am going to add the fruit in the secondary after the primary fermentation has occurred. When I add...
  10. R

    Cider stalling after Campden Tabs

    Hi everyone, long time lurker first time poster here. I pressed about four gallons of cider and prepared it following which I read about on here. Per their instructions I used 3 campden tabs (150 ppm) per gallon--which translated into 2.5 tabs as I am using...
  11. B

    No Fermentation After Days Since Pitch

    I primarily homebrew beer but have done cider in the past and followed this same routine with different yeast strains and have had no issue. I picked up 5 gallons of unpasturized cider last week and threw in 7 campden tablets (recommended 1-1.5 per gallon). I waited 24 hours then added pectin...