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    "pre-carbed" Cider?

    mine normally goes down @ 1.005 , maybe fractionally lower I gotta ask though; Why Black tea? Not knowing the exact juice, the ALDI verison with a bit of pear juice, however it noramally starts @ 1.045 or so. mine has never been carbed previously. It may have still had a little bit of residual...
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    Where To Get Meadmaking Honey? (melbourne)

    I have been buying mine from the Red hill area on the peninsula. Not a bad place :)
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    Jao The Ultimate Beginners Mead Recipe

    Laid down my first double batch :P 2 X 5 Litre Demis currently doing the yeast thing. Need to re-read but regarding topping up with water after a couple of days...to what volume? or is it just to top it back to the 3.8L mark previously established?
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    Abit Of Cider Advice.

    Ok thought I would update: Just bottled 2 Carboys (~10 L) Which worked well Quite Nice considering its a ALDI Juice batch :) Lessons Learnt: 1) Auto Syphon I had was too big to fit into neck of the carboys. Much annoying. 2) Always get MORE tubing. length of tubing I had would have been...
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    Abit Of Cider Advice.

    Ya, hence the priming sugar plan. Blowing up some grenades wasnt on the agenda
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    Abit Of Cider Advice.

    So all things are going well in my little side project: The question that is in my mind right now is how long to run it for: If I run it right out, and let it sit for 2-4 weeks in the primary, is carbonating this possible? ie, are there any yeasties still functional at this point\reviveable? I...
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    Abit Of Cider Advice.

    Well, 12 hours in, seems to be working. Bubbling via the locks (slowly but every couple of mins), Yeasties on the top. The temp seems just right ~17-18 degrees (s-04 yeast), though overnight it did drop down a bit inside but blanketted the whole thing up, so dont think it got too bad...
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    Double Cider And Juicy Cider

    What was your method of pasteurization?
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    Abit Of Cider Advice.

    well took the plunge; Currently have 2 5 Litre Demi's (with 4L of juice) rolling with some S-04. Now to wait..... 1st one: Pure AJ from ALDI 2nd: 50% AJ + 50% Apple and Black Current (wife interested in those Rikordili things). Not sure if this one is going to be any good but meh: If this...
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    Abit Of Cider Advice.

    Yeah, the schedule thing is hence the mutliples :) My basic plan is: Figure brew on Primary til whenever (till theres drop in SG\bubble loss\ insert advice here), then rack to secondary to sit for a fortnight or such (seems to be some debate), maybe a month then -> debate with myself about...
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    Abit Of Cider Advice.

    Yeah, about to purchase a couple of Demi's just for good measure and a few airlocks etc. Hoping to get the gear on Saturday, with the Aldi\Coles\ etc Preserve free juice model laid down by that afternoon\sunday
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    Abit Of Cider Advice.

    Keep the updates, Im about to start my first one in a few days (obtaining supplies phase now). Trying to avoid the kit thing :) making a smaller batch (5Lt demijon) just to test out "process" before wasting 20 liters of juice :) Once I have the "process" sorted, I have an fruit orchid asking...
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    Newbie Cider Questions

    Thanks, the Rich editor fixed the problem. Wierd. First time mozilla has failed me :) So essentially your method is add 40% pear juice to initial mix-> ferment til 3 days of same SG, transfer to bottles from primary fermenter (or do you secondary fermenent). Do you suger prime the bottles...
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    Newbie Cider Questions

    Do you have issues with bottle bombs though? ie, how do you stop the fermentation before bottling? Thats essentially my question. Raise the initial sugar concentration so it kills the yeast with alcohol? (And rasing the Alcho % :) ) Also, for some reason Quick edit and quick post works fine...
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    Newbie Cider Questions

    Hey, Been reading through a lot of the detailed posts through here but thought I would ask some questions from the resident brew gods. This would be my first batch of home brewing, and as such i expect I will screw up a few things. Im considering getting one of the kits just to mess with, but...
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