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  1. luis.salas

    Dip tube and sediments

    Hi, guys. I'm making my own bottling bucket with a dip tube but now I'm worried with the possibility that it will suck all the sediments into the last bottles, since it almost touches the ground of the bucket. Is this possible? Or there's a strange physical principle that will stop the...
  2. Aróchito

    First Cyser

    Greetings! My first gallon batch of cyser has been fermenting for the last 5 weeks + . Just checked on it and noticed it's all clear, and I noticed a bubble out of the airlock but there doesn't seem to be much going on inside. I've attatched a couple of pictures. Two questions: 1) Is it possible...
  3. IronLiver

    Am I Reading my Hydrometer Wrong or have I Messed up my Cider?

    I've made a cider that should be between 8 and 14%, however after 2nd fermentation the hydrometer reads 1.000 - I'm a bit of a novice, am I right in thinking that this has NO alcohol then as it is the same reading as water?! What the hell have I done? The recipe is supposed to be a natural...
  4. Aróchito

    Re-pitching 5 gallons of Cider

    Greetings! Back in January I added 2 lbs of sugar to 5 gallons of apple juice with a red wine yeast and it's been sitting in secondary ever since. Now I want it dry-hopped and carbonated. What would you say is the lowest amount of sugar I should add that's enough to kick-start the fermentation...
  5. B

    New to cider

    I am compleatly new to brewing and i am hoping to make some cider. Do you guys have advice about store bought cider/apple juice. Also what should i do for yeast. Thank you very much
  6. Mr_moo91x

    My first cider need help

    Hey guys, New to this website and new to brewing. I am looking to make some small batch turbo ciders I only have 2x 2l demi John's so I'd be making small amounts until I get a bigger set. So far I have cider yeast, wine tannin, necessary sanitising powder. And 2 air locks with bungs. What I'm...
  7. Mr_moo91x

    Making my first Turbo cider

    Hey guys, New to this website and new to brewing. I am looking to make some small batch turbo ciders I only have 2x 2l demi John's so I'd be making small amounts until I get a bigger set. So far I have cider yeast, wine tannin, necessary sanitising powder. And 2 air locks with bungs. What I'm...
  8. O

    Strongbow Dark Fruit Clone Recipe

    My first post on a brewing forum. I've been brewing for about 2 years (started with kits, then recently switched to BIAB), and this week I'm going to try to make a strongbow dark fruit cider clone at home. Haven't had much luck finding any recipes online for it, so I've been working on my own...
  9. L

    What is fermenting there?

    I have been brewing beer for many years now and have had some experiences with ciders but mostly from kits. I have plaato digital airlock that works well with beers ( it is a device that measures bubbles to provide feedback of SG and ABV through an app). Yesterday I thought I'd try what I...
  10. davielovesgravy

    Adding extra flavour to strawberry cider kit, help please!

    Hi all, I have some questions about adding some bits and bobs to a strawberry cider kit please if anyone can help me. I have a Magnum Strawberry cider kit to make next and I know the strawberry flavour is pretty rubbish so I want to add more to it. I would like to add peach flavour so would I...
  11. H

    No ABV% in my cider.

    Hello there, I'm very much a newbie when it comes to brewing, this has been the first time I've tried it after being gifted a home-brew kit from my parents, I already expected that my first attempt wouldn't be completely perfect I've followed the instructions given by the kit and waited the...
  12. Aróchito

    Dry hopping cider with Saaz hop Pellets

    Hey folks, does anyone have experience dry hopping cider with Saaz hops? thanks
  13. 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...
  14. A

    Top 10 Ciders on HomeBrewTalk

    Summer is coming to an end, and with autumn right around the corner its time to start considering whats up next for your brew day. Youve made it through the wheats and saisons of summer, but now you look out at your brewing landscape to find the days getting shorter and cooler. With the harvest...
  15. 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...
  16. CiderOnTheCheap

    Cheapest Way To Make Cider

    Hello all! I'm new to this whole homebrewing thing, and I'm also a starving college student in the midst of his undergrad program. As such, and as someone that highly enjoys the sport of drinking, one night my friend and I decided we should be able to make our own cider for less than $30.00...
  17. CiderOnTheCheap

    Cheapest Way To Make Cider

    Hello all! I'm new to this whole homebrewing thing, and I'm also a starving college student in the midst of his undergrad program. As such, and as someone that highly enjoys the sport of drinking, one night my friend and I decided we should be able to make our own cider for less than $30.00...
  18. S

    Sour cider

    I'm thinking I would like to make a batch of sour cider - its feijoa season right now, and I dont mind the idea of throwing a few kilos into the fermenter and letting em stew for a while... Aiming to pull ~7 gallons So my thoughts were to put about 10kg (before freezing & scooping) of feijoa...
  19. N

    Soapy/perfume taste to my cider

    I have just made a batch of cider using 16 Golden Delicious Apples - chopped and peeled 12 tea bags 20g yeast 2kg brown sugar 20L water boiled with sugar and tea bags Left for 7 days with tea bags in I have tasted it today and it has a very soapy/perfume taste to it and was looking for advice...
  20. D

    Duplicating “Serious Scrump”

    Hello all! New to the forum, new to the home brew game. I have a baseline understanding of this basics of fermentation, but that’s about it. I have brewed a few beers and had success. I decided I wanted to try and duplicate a cider, which I know know will be far more difficult than my...
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