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  1. chunkychicken

    Fermenting cider under pressure, it's a win for me

    So, I recently bought a Fermentasaurus Snub Nose to start brewing cider and beer with. Having done barrel brews, carboy brews and shake brews (shake that bottle for me, shake that bottle for me, come on now!), changing to pressure was something different. I'm not going to pretend I know anything...
  2. B

    Spongey Layer on top of Cider? (krausen?)

    Hello! Sort of in a panic situation, as I am pretty new to homebrewing, and tried my first cider with puree in it. I put in about 4 gallons of store-purchased cider, and added about 3lbs of blueberry puree, with LALVIN EC-1118 as yeast, as well as basic nutrient added in at the beginning...
  3. L

    Will it smell?

    Hello, I am going to brew my first bottle of Hard Apple Cider. I really wonder if it is going to smell bad and if it is going to linger or if the smell is going to come out of the closet. Here’s what I will do: buy two 1 litres of natural pasturized apple juice, pour out a bit of those two...
  4. TurdFergusen

    Graf Porter

    I'm developing a recipe for a Graf Porter. I currently have a batch in the fermonster but it is just a test run. Almost done fermenting. Starting O.G. was 1.080, its down to 1.010 now. I wanted it to be a big cider. It's really dark. Midnight wheat and choc malt. Have any of you developed a dark...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. Aróchito

    Dry hopping cider with Saaz hop Pellets

    Hey folks, does anyone have experience dry hopping cider with Saaz hops? thanks
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...