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  1. Blackbear78

    Very small batch--question about carbonation

    I just found this site and I am excited to get to know more. I am making my 1st two batches right now in hopes to have an idea on how this all works and MAYBE have a simple cider for my wedding to share with my wife. Right now I have one new batch started that I made with 1 gallon of apple...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. J

    Thoughts and Opinions

    So I am new to making hard cider. I started two months ago and I’ve made one batch since that time. I have another going as of now. The batch I’m working on had a OG of 1.080 and I just measured and it’s at 1.034. I know it’s supposed to be done when it hits 1.000 but how much longer should I be...
  7. RedSkyGuy

    Reversing flavor affects of heat pasteurized cider

    A 6 gal batch of carbonated cider I made turned out great from a local orchard that does not pasteurize. Using the same yeast, similar apples and environment I made a batch from “another” orchard that uses heat to pasteurize there cider. It doesn’t taste bad, just less complex and bland. Any...
  8. J Trott

    Acidic Concentrate and Yeast Survival Question

    This is my first post and I am a definite newbie. I have only made a couple successful, extremely basic, batches of white and red wine from 100% juice, sugar and yeast. I want to experiment with more acidic juices similar to the “skeeter pee.” From what I have read, I am going to try to pitch...
  9. NYShooterGuy

    D'oh! I bought Apple Cider pasteurized with Potassium Sorbate

    So, rookie mistake. I wanted to make my 2nd hard cider and didn't realize I bought Apple Cider pasteurized with Potassium Sorbate. $25 worth. Now what?! The store can't take it back and I can't drink enough of it before it spoils. Any help on what (if any) I can do it possibly still...
  10. Alex Girard

    Advice/opinion - from home-scale hard cider making to craft cider production (microcidery)

    I'm fairly new in the passionating world of hard cider making and I have a question. I'm seriously thinking of moving from home-scale cider making to craft-scale cider making production (microcidery, if I may use this term). After a few success, my passion for hard cider and a friend of mine...
  11. C

    Please help

    Ok so I took 100% apple juice concentrate with only juice and vitamin c. Added about a cup of sugar and a packet of yeast, put a balloon with a pin prick in it and left it for a few days. It bubbled after a day and an they disappeared. Now I'm left with a container of slightly discolored apple...
  12. B

    Virginia Excess NFC Apple Juice (250g Totes) For Sale

    We currently have an excess of frozen NFC apple juice in 250 gallon totes that we are wanting to sell. The Brix is ~12 and the blend is the following: 50% Northern Spy, 10% Ida Red, 10% Cortland, 10% Jonagold, 10% Mac, 10% Honeycrisp. It's a great cider blend and we don't want it to go to...
  13. W

    Failed Cold Crash

    I followed the directions provided in this thread: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum/threads/cold-crashing-cider.46017/ After racking it 4 inches above the lees into a new carboy, I didn't have fridge space, so I left it outside in 5 degree weather for 24 hours. It was frozen slush when I...
  14. J

    Ginger, lemon, cinnamon cider brew

    Hey guys! I am new to brewing. So I'll make this quick: Have 2 gallons of an experimental cider going. It has 1 lemon, 20 grams of cinnamon, and about 80 grams of ginger. Mashed the ginger, peeled the lemon, cut the lemon into slices, and tossed peels in with cinnamon sticks, along with...
  15. W

    Tree planting ideas

    Currently I have a wide variety of trees planted on M.111 and B.118 rootstock. Most of them have been in the ground for around 3 years, though it's been a hard three year due to cicadas and deer pressure. I want to start narrowing down my plantings to the varieties that I will primarily be...
  16. Brentranome

    First time cider- "Even stink would say that stinks."

    I just did my first ever batch of cider (4.5 gal), made from honey crisp apples at a local orchard owned by friends (Let no man ever complain of free cider), and I added in crushed campden tablets and let it rest in a fermenter for 36hrs. After that, I dry pitched the yeast and let it sit for 2...
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