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- 11/21/11--01:12: cider help
- 11/26/11--03:24: black rock cider
- 11/24/11--06:32: Yeast
- 12/05/11--23:10: second firmentation
- 10/25/11--11:28: cider smell
- 05/08/12--09:48: Magnum Strawberry Cider - How much sugar to add for a barrel?
- 02/23/12--08:42: magnum cider kit
- 06/23/12--08:07: First time brew
- 06/30/12--07:56: sugar to start fermentation
- 07/13/12--19:31: First home brew
- 08/01/12--08:52: Please Help Me!
- 08/30/12--06:37: Young Brew Buddy cider
- 09/09/12--16:01: FIRST BREW!
- 09/13/12--13:31: havent got a clue what im making
Hi guys im new to the forum and new to brewing! Yesterday I pressed my apples to make cider. After watching afew videos on youtube I added a tea spoon of sugar and one of yeast to a glass of tepid water. After an hour i came back to it. There were a few, really not many, small bubbles. I thought Id have a go and add this to my apple juice and check in 24hours. Iv come back to it today and it seems nothing has happened. Does anyone have any thoughts? Could the yeast be dead? Am I just expecting too much too quick?
I really dont want to loose the apple juice so any help/advice would be so appreciated.
Thanks so much
Hi guys. Thanks for all your help on my last post. As you will have seen it looks like the yeast was dead, hense not working. Anyway everything has been fermenting away for just over a week and is looking good. My question is, am i ok to let it ferment for the whole process in my barrel, rather than putting it in to demijohns? i have done the hole thing in a barrel rather than brewers bucket then demijohns. I hope this will work.
Also, when i come to bottling (i would guess in another two or three weeks), i would like to get some carbination in the bottles. Would the best way to do this be by adding a tea spoon of sugar to each bottle before filling and capping? Thanks so much the help is so apreciated! I hope these arnt too basic questions!
new to brewing
iv got magnum cider in fermenting bucket.1s ready can i mix sugre in a keg then put in demijohns or will they explode?wots best way for secondery fermention? and bottleing what do i do first?
Hi all i am new to this and 10 days ago i fermented some cider on the tin it says temp should be between 23 and 27 degrees if i wrap fermenting bucket in an old duvet to keep it warm will this be ok? still no signs of it fermenting yet though
Hi everyone,may i say what a fantastic find to stumble over this forum.Any way my question i have brewing my own cider and i am very happy with the results.I have been completing the second fermentation in 2litre cider bottles and it has had a very pleasing sparkle to it.But i seem to have to much yeast in the bottom of the bottle which spoils the final cider by clouding up.So is there a better way of doing this,or is it iam carrying to much yeast over from the first fermination,I have been racking it if at 1005 on the hydrometer,starting from 1050. Should i be leaving this longer ? Primary fermentation has been finished between two to three weeks, 5 galls at a time in the warmth of the kitchen, using a champagne yeast, I was going to try your 500 ml pet bottles next as smaller amount smaller amount of yeast.Could i do the second fermentation with the bottles inverted,so i could release the cap and pour this of,before turn the bottles over and pouring ??.Also what do you recomend for your plastic bottles,I was concerned about using clear uv light etc etc,not that it lasts that long...
Sorry to be a pest but what is the maximum temp for primary fermentation,I ask as I am retiring to the top north west tip of Thailand and i want to continue brewing there.
Hi have not done any home brew for about 20 year .Have now got a magnums pear on the go and want to keg after firmentation has finished. do i need to put suger in keg to make it fizzy. As i will be using co 2 bulbs as well
hi,ive just started my 2nd batch of cider.its been fermenting for 4 days and ive noticed a bad smell,like sulfer.
i didnt have this smell with the first batch,and its the same make off cider.will the smell go or is there something wrong?
I've never made cider before and upon following instructions for the above mentioned it advises 'for bottling to add 1 teaspoon of sugar per 750ml, or you can use a pressure barrel (which I am), to transer to the keg and then add 60g of sugar and seal'? Does that mean 60g per 750ml or in total for the whole barrel?
I don't want to put way to little or way too much in?
Any advise would be greatly appreciated
i'm brewing magnum cider for the first time i started it on monday night.there was no activity in thu
Hi to all I have just tasted my first lot of cider done with the
BrewBuddy Home Brew Buddy Starter Kit. I have done all as per the instructions (to the letter) just opened the first bottle and not impressed !!! What have I done wrong ?? It tasts like fizzy carbonated water with a hint of apple ?
Whats wrong with it ? any help please.
i have read the instructions on the finlandia cider range and it seems to say 800g for starting fermentation is this right ? cos looking at how much sugar it seems a lot ?
My partner as just bought me a cider kit, and rather then rush things I decided to read up a little first. I'm thinking that bottling the cider would be my best option as I go through stages of drinking and not, and also like my beer ice cold. I've already decided I'm going to buy a little bottler before I start. Can u recommend best bottles to use? Is it better to use smaller or larger bottles, glass or plastic etc, and also can I use normal pop/beer bottles (plastic). If I bought replacement lids would this work? Any advice in general would be much appreciated, I'm a fan of ciders like old English and thatchers gold. Thanks for your time.
Ok so I'm a total newcomer to homebrewing. I've bought a brew buddy complete starter kit for cider, I'm unsure how much yeast and nutrient I should use to make 40 pints? Could someone help me on this? It would be much appreciated, I don't want to mess things up right at the start!
First time poster and first time brewer, i bought a brew buddy kit of ebay that came with the cider ingredients.
I have had my brew on for 8 days now and the fermentation seems to have finished, but the cider isnt clearing should i leave it a few more days before i bottle ? i have taken a hydrometer readind and it showing 1004
Any help would be great
hi all new to here here we go with this wakey recipe that i have come up with