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Honey Badger

Member Since 17 Aug 2016
Offline Last Active Sep 20 2018 09:41 AM

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In Topic: Coolest Ripening Pics...

16 September 2018 - 04:54 PM

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In Topic: Coolest Ripening Pics...

16 September 2018 - 11:16 AM

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In Topic: Apple Cider Vinegar question

15 September 2018 - 12:27 PM

If I wanted to make vinegar, I would juice those apples, and pitch a high alcohol, fast acting wine yeast, like EC-1118. That will eat all the sugar super fast, and prevent the juice/must from getting contaminated. Then, I would pitch a healthy culture of acetobacter, and let all of that alcohol become converted to acetic acid, AKA vinegar.

Since I would want to make cider with those apples instead, I would juice them, then I would pitch Danstar Nottingham yeast😀


I've ordered EC-1118, that was easy enough. I shall add it to the juice/must and leave it for how long before checking? At what point it should become hard cider and how do I know? Then I could bottle some of it for second fermentation/ageing if it turns alright.


The rest I should contaminate with acetobacter (the mother?) which will turn it to vinegar.


I'm I correct?


Sorry if questions are silly. I've made vinegar before but that was just letting juice/must ferment in a regular bucket, on it's own, with only a help from many a fruit flies. :D


Thanks all for your help, it's very useful. 

In Topic: Apple Cider Vinegar question

15 September 2018 - 06:35 AM

I think the easiest for me is to go ACV route and forget about hard cider*. I'll just wash the apples, juice them and mix juice and pulp together in the bucket and leave it few months to slowly turn to ACV.


I'll have to look for some vinegar making threads...


*hard cider = American for alcoholic cider if I'm not mistaken? In UK a cider is always alcoholic, otherwise is just an apple juice. 

In Topic: Strange beetles chewing my chillies

13 September 2018 - 02:49 PM

Ringo, my least favourite Beatle after being sprayed with a good Neem oil solution:


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