Can I just throw yeast at apple juice?

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Re: Can I just throw yeast at apple juice?

Post by danbrew » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:10 pm

Ah, balls to it dave don't worry about it - it was just a thought. Is the brew shop off the york road not there anymore (about where the university cricket pitch is...). That was my local supplier when I lived up there in my third year at uni... (A while ago now though!!!)

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Re: Can I just throw yeast at apple juice?

Post by bigdave » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:46 pm

Do you mean Millfield Homebrew? It's still there and it's where I buy most of my stuff (although its getting a bit pricey now) but getting there can be difficult.

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Re: Can I just throw yeast at apple juice?

Post by danbrew » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:59 pm

Yes that's it! God that takes me back a few years, I just had a look at it on streetview. Used to live just round the corner from there. I used to make (and drink) some right junk as a student... That shops done well to last this long then (twenty years at least) shame if it's losing its edge by getting pricey. Can't beat having a good chat with man/ woman in LHBS though, becuase other than on here not many get passionate about it...

Oh well, no worries about the nutrient. I'm sure it will be fine.

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Re: Can I just throw yeast at apple juice?

Post by bigdave » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:15 pm

The old fella (and his thai bride) are quite good for a chat & tbh if you're only buying 1 or 2 kits, by the time you've added on the postage costs from one of the online retailers, Millfield works out cheaper.

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Re: Can I just throw yeast at apple juice?

Post by bigdave » Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:34 am

It's flat as a mill pond this morning and reading 1.050 & Room temp is 21 degrees. I've given it a rousing & if that doesn't help I'll have to find time to make a special trip to the LHBS for some nutrient.

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Re: Can I just throw yeast at apple juice?

Post by Pinto » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:45 am

What yeast did you use and what was your OG ?
Primary 1: Nonthing
Primary 2 : Nothing
Primary 3 : None
Secondary 1 : Empty
Secondary 1 : None
DJ(1) : Nowt
DJ(2) : N'otin....
In the Keg : Nada
Conditioning : Nowt
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Re: Can I just throw yeast at apple juice?

Post by bigdave » Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:55 am

Managed together to tescos n got some yeast nutrient. How much should I put in?

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Re: Can I just throw yeast at apple juice?

Post by bigdave » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:19 pm

Youngs cider yeast & OG was 1.060. Rousing helped a bit so I'm hoping that adding yeast nutrient will fix it properly.

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Re: Can I just throw yeast at apple juice?

Post by Pinto » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:41 pm

A good heaped 'n' a half teaspoonfull should do for 12l - mix it in gentle and if you have an airing cupboard, move the mix in there to see if the warm gets her moving again.

If you dont see a move in SG in the next 24-36 hours then I'd consider a repitch
Primary 1: Nonthing
Primary 2 : Nothing
Primary 3 : None
Secondary 1 : Empty
Secondary 1 : None
DJ(1) : Nowt
DJ(2) : N'otin....
In the Keg : Nada
Conditioning : Nowt
In the bottle : Cinnamonator TC, Apple Boost Cider, Apple & Strawberry Cider
Planning : AG #5 - Galaxy Pale (re-brew) / #6 - Alco-Brau (Special Brew Clone) / #7 Something belgian...
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Re: Can I just throw yeast at apple juice?

Post by bigdave » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:16 am

Since adding the nutrient and tweaking the temp to 23º Ive seen a drop of about 8-9 points! the room temp is now dropping coz the suns gone down and the heating's off but my mum bought us some very nice, fluffy towels for christmas (the kind that SWMBO will have your balls off for, if you so much as wipe your man hands on) so guess who's got a fluffy blanket for the night!! lol.

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Re: Can I just throw yeast at apple juice?

Post by FUBAR » Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:36 pm

bigdave wrote:Since adding the nutrient and tweaking the temp to 23º Ive seen a drop of about 8-9 points! the room temp is now dropping coz the suns gone down and the heating's off but my mum bought us some very nice, fluffy towels for christmas (the kind that SWMBO will have your balls off for, if you so much as wipe your man hands on) so guess who's got a fluffy blanket for the night!! lol.

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Re: Can I just throw yeast at apple juice?

Post by bigdave » Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:28 pm

There were very stern words had this morning when SWMBO saw what I'd done! lol

Had a good drop since this time yesterday! So jobs a good-un

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Re: Can I just throw yeast at apple juice?

Post by Pinto » Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:59 pm

bigdave wrote:There were very stern words had this morning when SWMBO saw what I'd done! lol

Had a good drop since this time yesterday! So jobs a good-un
SWMBO will soon forget the towel infringement when she's drinking the reward :lol: Amazing what a little nutrient will do - just remember it on the future brews ;)
Primary 1: Nonthing
Primary 2 : Nothing
Primary 3 : None
Secondary 1 : Empty
Secondary 1 : None
DJ(1) : Nowt
DJ(2) : N'otin....
In the Keg : Nada
Conditioning : Nowt
In the bottle : Cinnamonator TC, Apple Boost Cider, Apple & Strawberry Cider
Planning : AG #5 - Galaxy Pale (re-brew) / #6 - Alco-Brau (Special Brew Clone) / #7 Something belgian...
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Re: Can I just throw yeast at apple juice?

Post by bigdave » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:42 am

Bottled it this morning. Despite pouring coke down the sink for the bottles, I still had about 2 ltrs left over. To make it worse, we're going out for the day (and I'm driving) so couldnt even save it to drink later! :( I did get a little sip and it's actually really nice! Would certainly brew it again!

It's gone into the bottle at 1.020 (bang on 6%) so I'm estimating it will be about 6.7% when it goes into the fridge.

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Re: Can I just throw yeast at apple juice?

Post by Pinto » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:33 am

Sounds about right for a straight TC :)

You can drink it pretty much straight away, but you'll thank yourself for a fortnight in the bottle first - goes from being "Cornershop White thunder" to something quite reasonable.

Oh... get the next one on ASAP !! :lol:
Primary 1: Nonthing
Primary 2 : Nothing
Primary 3 : None
Secondary 1 : Empty
Secondary 1 : None
DJ(1) : Nowt
DJ(2) : N'otin....
In the Keg : Nada
Conditioning : Nowt
In the bottle : Cinnamonator TC, Apple Boost Cider, Apple & Strawberry Cider
Planning : AG #5 - Galaxy Pale (re-brew) / #6 - Alco-Brau (Special Brew Clone) / #7 Something belgian...
Projects : Mini-brew (12l brew length kit) nearly ready :D

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