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Aug 25

A hard cider yeast experiment

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It’s still summer-time, yet I was getting a hankering for some hard cider. I don’t know why. It seems incredibly popular these days, but I’ve been brewing it for 7 years now, so I don’t see what the big deal is. That said, a curiosity struck me recently regarding cider. Traditionally, I’ve always aimed for …

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Feb 01

Monitoring the fermentation of hard cider (Or: How to brew hard cider, part 2)

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The first post in this series covered a very simple way to start the fermentation of hard cider where it was noted that sweet cider has a specific gravity of around 1.050. It has now been about 3 days and the cider has started up quite well and fermentation is really going well. The airlock …

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