Jeppe
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Can cider go bad?
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First to answer the title of your question. Yes cider can certainly go bad! It will go bad the same way as other wines: If the alcohol is below an ABV of ~12% then oxygen can activate acetobacters ...

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Add campden and bottle right away or should I wait?
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"should add campden tablets before bottling wine" might be a bit of an exaggeration, though they can be beneficial in case you want an extra insurance that nothing will go wrong while your ...

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Remaining ginger bug
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When you use some of the ginger bug you simply add back the amount of liquid afterwards. You can keep it going for as long as you want, just keep feeding it ginger and sugar at regular intervals and ...

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Wild Ferment Cider never fermented
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Obviously first thing is to monitor the gravity as Robert mentioned in his comment. If you don't check the gravity regularly there is no way to know if the fermentation is going. Obviously bubbles are ...

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Best method for mango pulp-juice separation?
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Considering all the methods you have already tried I'd consider using pectinase to break down the fruit before you press or spin the juice out, that should give you at least a bit more juice. Boiling ...

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What is the relationship between specific gravity and boiling point?
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You should be fine with your nylon According to this boiling point explanation where the boiling point is raised by 2.8 C, you'd need a SG of over 1.350 (round number, but I think the point is clear) ...

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Is there any potential risk in making beer/mead in the same way as it was done in historical recipes?
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First of all, most brews will probably do just fine if you just clean your equipment the best you can. That was how they used to do it and it does work quite okay. I am sure they also found clever ...

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How to add fruit juice without splashing
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If it is really just to avoid splashes then just a funnel angled to one side while also angling the fermenter slightly, that would make the juice run smoothly down the side. If it is to avoid any ...

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Ginger Bug Smell?
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I have been feeding my ginger bug for a few years now, had to start over a few times. Your ginger bug will initially just smell like the ginger you've used, however fresh it may be. As you continue to ...

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When should ginger beer's second fermentation start producing pressure?
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Just be patient, it is perfectly normal for there to be little to no pressure after the first day. Especially if you do not live somewhere hot to supercharge the yeast. If you do not start seeing any ...

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Last stage before bottling. Film appeared around top edge on glass and a few bubbles on surface
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A photo really would be best to judge your issue! If you've observed regular safe procedures then it is very likely what has happened is that you've got a harmless yeast contamination, in which case ...

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Specific Gravity and fermentation of wine
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As long as your gravity is going down you can feel certain that your fermentation is still continuing. The specific gravity is in fact the only way to know, so you're monitoring your fermentation the ...

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Exploding ginger beer?
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Simple answer is that you can't know when or if they'd explode. If you had taken a gravity reading before bottling you could have calculated how much sugar was left and deferred to the many guides ...

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ABV question in 5 gallon melomel batch
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Very likely just a happy accident! You already pitched your yeast with go firm so there should be a decent colony when you added it to your must. So I do not think it is a wild yeast (they anyway ...

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Cloudiness in cider
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Cloudy and sweet tells you next to nothing. Your gravity reading is where you should be focusing! It is slightly sweet because of the residual sugars, but that does not tell you whether the yeast is ...

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Why has my homemade limoncello got a cloudy residue at the bottom?
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It is just lemon particles falling out of suspension. These things take time and the particles are too small to easily filter out, so next time just leave the whole thing in your big container until ...

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