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  1. wareemba

    First try at cider.. May have failed

    if it tastes bad, turf it...
  2. wareemba

    Ascorbic acid & citric acid in pear juice cans?

    hmmm, not good! so i should revert back to using a proper lid and air lock versus the glad wrap & rubber band method? i did take the cover off a few times... or is it more likely a pre-pitch sanitation thing?
  3. wareemba

    Ascorbic acid & citric acid in pear juice cans?

    hmmm, I have been very busy and it has sat there in the fermenter since Christmas... it now tastes and smells a bit like vinegar, definitely not pleasant as it tasted when i checked the gravity :( i guess i should have bottled it straight away???
  4. wareemba

    Ascorbic acid & citric acid in pear juice cans?

    Thanks again brains trust! This is my first pear & apple brew, so kinda jumping at shadows I guess? I'll get another reading in a few days... No harm letting it sit, right? Temp has been very stable between 20-22...
  5. wareemba

    Ascorbic acid & citric acid in pear juice cans?

    Thanks for the time you have all taken to reply... Sorry to have used up your time with my ineptitude... It's actually down to 1.005! From ~1.040 Time to bottle? The pear juice doesn't ferment out dry does it?
  6. wareemba

    Ascorbic acid & citric acid in pear juice cans?

    OK, I'll take some readings, Just basing it on no bubbles/smells...
  7. wareemba

    Ascorbic acid & citric acid in pear juice cans?

    these two things are in the Goulburn Valley Pear juice cans. two weeks ago - i added 3L of my normal apple juice (Cedar Creek from Harris Farm) with 850mL of Pear juice to a fermenter with 5g of EC1118 (that thad been in the fridge for 12 months). so nothing happened, so i though the yeast was...
  8. wareemba

    doing two vats - Cedar Creek juice + EC-1118 & 71B

    just bottled both batches, added 70g of white sugar per each 10L hoping for some bubbles but not too hectic. both batches looked and smelled very similar, but notably the 71B smelled slightly sulfur like when i opened the fermenter. (but perhaps the lid was a better seal?) both trub looked...
  9. wareemba

    doing two vats - Cedar Creek juice + EC-1118 & 71B

    so i got 20L of the bottled Cedar Creek juice from Harris Farm, put 10L in each fermenter and added 10g of EC-1118 to one and 10g of 71b to the other... so far (3 days) the EC has got a nice foam, but the 71B has only got nice bubbles. i lost my air-lock thingys, so using glad wrap and...
  10. wareemba

    "fresh" apple juice cider not doing much after 5 days

    oh that is great news, so it will be worth the trip... I was just going to take two 23L tubs, that way i can do a main batch and two side batches :) so i am assuming i sanitise the tubs before i head down there? any other tips to picking up bulk juice? how do you carry 200L?
  11. wareemba

    "fresh" apple juice cider not doing much after 5 days

    Any one tried Cedar Creek at Thirlmere? http://cedarcreekorchards.com.au/juice They offered 'fresh off the press' for $1.50 in byo container... No additives! It's a long trip, but I can't find anything closer to Hornsby?
  12. wareemba

    "fresh" apple juice cider not doing much after 5 days

    is 10g small enough? http://www.ibrew.com.au/products/lalvin-71b-for-nouveau-style-wines
  13. wareemba

    "fresh" apple juice cider not doing much after 5 days

    yay! it's the guy who got me into making cider! do you have an opinion on my OP describing my *non-active* juice + yeast bucket? is it because the juice I used has preservative 202 in it that it is not working?
  14. wareemba

    "fresh" apple juice cider not doing much after 5 days

    well now I am thoroughly confused...
  15. wareemba

    "fresh" apple juice cider not doing much after 5 days

    hey Lyrebird_Cycles, i cant find much elsewhere (anything) about using peroxide, but a fair bit on using hydrogen peroxide... are you talking about H2O2? I'm guessing it is far too late to save this batch? anyways, I'm not going to use 202 tainted "fresh" juice again...
  16. wareemba

    "fresh" apple juice cider not doing much after 5 days

    Mangrove Jacks M02 cider yeast
  17. wareemba

    "fresh" apple juice cider not doing much after 5 days

    what do you think of M02? or 71B?
  18. wareemba

    "fresh" apple juice cider not doing much after 5 days

    my batch of East Coast Beverages is sitting at 1.038 after a liitle bit of fermenting... i gave it another big shake to stir it up, but its been two weeks now... doh, I should not have got 20L of it :( should have tried a demijohn fists...
  19. wareemba

    "fresh" apple juice cider not doing much after 5 days

    hey mate, i didn't rehydrate - maybe that was my issue? did you just add to a small jug of warm water?
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