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Re: Stuck/slow fermenting cider

Hey, thanks for the response. No, I wouldn't call what I saw a 'very active' fermentation, but it was bubbling. There was obviously pressure built up in the bottle, and the cap was venting, but there was no real head that I noticed at any time. Now, however, its fairly still, so do you think there'...
by ezcaps
Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:05 am
 
Forum: Cider
Topic: Stuck/slow fermenting cider
Replies: 5
Views: 7556

Re: Stuck/slow fermenting cider

Two cups of sugar is going to make a very sweet cider but should have also shown very active fermentation the first few days. Did you see active fermentation? It should have been very bubbly and you might have observed the caps venting.
by ezcaps
Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:18 pm
 
Forum: Cider
Topic: Stuck/slow fermenting cider
Replies: 5
Views: 7556

Re: My first batch - looks dead..

I suspect I have a low/no nutrient problem also. Will a handful of raisins (which I have) instead of orange juice (which I do not have) do the job? Sandy B. Raisins will probably work, but you have to be careful because they have natural yeasts. The EZ Caps yeast should outcompete the natural yeast...
by ezcaps
Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:08 am
 
Forum: Other
Topic: My first batch - looks dead..
Replies: 4
Views: 6430

Re: old juice

I would toss it out and start over.
by ezcaps
Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:45 am
 
Forum: Wine
Topic: old juice
Replies: 1
Views: 4520

Re: My first batch - looks dead..

I just got my EZ caps which I ordered because I'm a newbie and wanted something real easy. Note - I am making ethanol for shop/lab use, not for drinking. I made a 2-liter batch using 1 pound of can sugar, and about .5ml of the EX Cap-supplied yeast. I heated the water to 100 degrees to facilitate d...
by ezcaps
Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:41 am
 
Forum: Other
Topic: My first batch - looks dead..
Replies: 4
Views: 6430

Re: Newest FAQ (updated 05/15/2014)

fyfe wrote:do you have to refrigerarate yeast? don't you have do clean the alcohol because you would still be drinking fermented alcohol


Yeast doesn't have to be refrigerated, however it will last much, much, much, much longer if it is.
by ezcaps
Fri May 30, 2014 2:42 am
 
Forum: FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: Newest FAQ (updated 04/19/2020)
Replies: 11
Views: 45969

Re: Clarification

Akeuw wrote:Just an update, after 2-3 weeks it seemed to clarify on its own. Putting it in the freezer worked well too.


Thanks for the update, glad it worked out!
by ezcaps
Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:43 pm
 
Forum: Recipes and questions
Topic: Clarification
Replies: 5
Views: 8755

Re: Clarification

Would putting the bottles in the freezer for a little while work? If the alcohol content is high enough and the freezer isn't set too low (sub zero) then they can go into the freezer and they will clarify quickly without freezing (when I was in Alaska I used to put them outside when it was in the 2...
by ezcaps
Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:38 pm
 
Forum: Recipes and questions
Topic: Clarification
Replies: 5
Views: 8755

Re: Clarification

Refrigeration isn't required for clarification, it just speeds it up a lot.

There are also additives that you can purchase that work well at room temperature. Bentonite and sparkolloid are two that come to mind that clarify quickly.
by ezcaps
Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:10 pm
 
Forum: Recipes and questions
Topic: Clarification
Replies: 5
Views: 8755

Re: Bad Smell on grape juice/wine

Sometimes grape juice has preservatives in them that slow the initial fermentation and that can add off aromas. Also, very high alcohol drinks sometimes produce aromas from all the additional yeast activity. Usually letting a fine EZ Capped wine like that "breathe" before drinking is all t...
by ezcaps
Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:19 pm
 
Forum: Forum Technical Problems
Topic: Bad Smell on grape juice/wine
Replies: 4
Views: 13282
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