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2015 Apple Juice Group Buy

Started by Leann ull, October 05, 2015, 09:11:15 PM

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Leann ull


David


Bubbles


Quote from: CH on November 16, 2015, 09:54:01 PM
SCD done Gorey Next

Thanks fella. There will be a few people lining up to buy you a pint in the DH next month.

Rossa

Stay safe big man. We all owe you big time. Thanks.

ronnieb

Fair play CH much appreciated. Some amount of driving.   Thanks to bubbles for acting as drop-off point.

Leann ull

Gorey Done
Last drop of the day Enniscorthy and onto Clonmel.

Shanna

Quote from: Bubbles on November 16, 2015, 10:55:08 PM

Quote from: CH on November 16, 2015, 09:54:01 PM
SCD done Gorey Next

Thanks fella. There will be a few people lining up to buy you a pint in the DH next month.
Thanks CH

Shanna
Cornie keg group buy organiser, storeman & distribution point
Hops Group buy packer
Regulator & Taps distribution point
Stainless Steel Fermenter Group Buy Organiser
South Dublin Brewers member

Leann ull

Being done later today

Garden County Brewers

1. CH : Paid : 2x25L : €62.01 via Paypal, I paid the fees
2.Bernhard: 2x25l : €62.01 PP fees paid
3. Damo: paid: 2x25L: €62.01 PayPal, fees paid
                       2x25L:€62.01 PayPal, fees paid (reserve list)
4. Pob: paid 2x25L; €62.01 PP fees paid
5. shweeney : paid 1x25L : €31.01 paid via paypal
6. Kevin Roundwood : Paid : 1x25L : €31.01 via Paypal
7. Alealex : 4x25L : €124.01 Bank Transfer

Total: 400L

North County Dublin


1. Partridge9 : Paid : 2x25L : €62.01 via Paypal (I paid fees)
2. Pheeel: Paid 1x25L: €31.01 via Paypal (plus fees)
3. Will_D: Paid 4x25L: €124.01 via Bank Transfer
3a. Molc: Paid: 1x25L: €31.01 via transfer (Molc - Group Buy)
4. Jacob: Paid: 6x25L: €186.01 via transfer (Jacob-Cider) (paid for 4x25l from reserve list as well)
5. Cruiscinlan 2 x 25L: €62.01 paid by bank transfer (Cruiscinlan - cider)
6. TJ: Paid: 2x25L:  €62.01 via Paypal (paid fees)
7. SimonF: 1x25L: €31.01 via bank transfer (SimonF-NCB-Cider)
8.Magnethead 2x25L: €62.01 via Paypal (paid fees) -- Don't know why 'paid' disappeared...I added it in a previous post
9.Seb 2x25L: €62.01 via bank transfer (Seb-apple Juice)
10. Nigel 2x25L : €62.01 via bank transfer
11. Pat_buttercups 2x25L : €62.01 via bank transfer
12.Jolleybrewer; 1x25L;€31.01 via Paypal (paid fees)

Total:700L


South Kildare Brewers

1. Lochlannach: 2 * 25L - €62.01 paid by PayPal (fees paid)

Total: 50L







Royal county brewers

Varadamo - 25L   31.01 paid by paypal

can be dropped to Liffey brewers and collected by Blueshed thanks Its In LV does Blue Shed Know?


imark



Quote from: CH on November 17, 2015, 09:21:52 AM
Royal county brewers

Varadamo - 25L   31.01 paid by paypal

can be dropped to Liffey brewers and collected by Blueshed thanks Its In LV does Blue Shed Know?

Yes. Let him know last night. Liffey juice is all in hand.


imark

Using my cheap pH meter (read ballpark figure) and hydrometer I'm getting:

@8C - pH3.9 - SG 1.044

Thinking 15 campden tablets per drum required based on Cider 101.

Will_D

Not sure if that reading is correct, pH seems a bit too high. I'd add about half that at the moment. Can always add more. Just updated 101 with a note about using malic acid if its that sweet!
Remember: The Nationals are just round the corner - time to get brewing

Will_D

Thought it best to cross post on this thread.

After a question from Delzep on 101:

"Would leaving the juice in a fridge at low temps after adding campden tabs give a day or twos grace before adding yeast?"

I replied:

Yes. The Campdens are added to set the pH of the juice such that the wild yeasts and particularly bacteria are suppressed. The comercial strains of beers/wine/cider yeast will work at these pH levels.

Low temperatures also affect the above micro organisms so its a double bonus if you fridge as well.

Looks like the outside weather is going to help as well

Recomendations are:

Below pH 3.0 - no need juice is acid enough
3.1 - 3.3  1 tab per gallon
3.4 - 3.6  2 tabs per gallon
3.7 - 3.8  3 tabs per gallon
Over 3.8   Need to add Mallic acid - Higly unlikey in a commercial cider juice blend like we have!

And don't worry the SO2 won't be in the finished cider as it gets bound onto other things.

One other note for people in small houses with sensitive noses: Your partner will often detect Hydrogen Sulphide aromas from the fermenting juices and be not impressed.
Most of us find that adding wine yeast nutrients will help to reduce the smells.

However Cider is best fermented cool ( low and slow ) so once you get the initial fermentation, outside is the best place - either in a shed or just outside in the shade, with the airlocks covered.
Remember: The Nationals are just round the corner - time to get brewing

delzep

Juice smells superb  :)

Thanks CH and iMark...pints are defo owed  O0

Taf

Big thanks to CH and everyone else who made this happen. A special thanks to John RM who personally dropped cider to the Cork contingent, even though he wasn't getting any for himself.