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But would anyone have a fermentation bucket I could borrow for about a month?

specifically: One 5-gallon food-grade plastic bucket with spigot, lid and airlock?

I am wanting to try to make hard cider for Halloween... and I would be pleased to share my hard cider with someone like the person who let's me share their fermentation bucket!

Date: 2009-09-16 07:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] squirrella.livejournal.com
possibly. let me check with Mike.

Date: 2009-09-16 07:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] purlewe.livejournal.com
ooh! and you would be a very happy recipient of hard cider I bet!

Date: 2009-09-16 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dragonintherain.livejournal.com
ooh. this is something i'm going to have to try next year.

Date: 2009-09-16 08:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] purlewe.livejournal.com
http://www.motherearthnews.com/Real-Food/2007-10-01/How-to-Make-Hard-Cider.aspx

Date: 2009-09-16 08:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dragonintherain.livejournal.com
mmmmm. sparkling hard cider.

Date: 2009-09-16 07:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fabricdragon.livejournal.com
its possible, maybe, that i have a large multi gallon glass bottle used to make beer.....
if so it will need cleaning desperately... because it will have been abandoned in my basement for years
also its heavy... you are local are you not?

Date: 2009-09-16 08:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] purlewe.livejournal.com
hmm. thanks but I think I'll stick with the food grade bucket. I know they are similar for fermentation but would rather something lighter.

Date: 2009-09-16 08:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angela-la-la.livejournal.com
Those old glass carboys are valuable!!

Date: 2009-09-16 08:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] purlewe.livejournal.com
I was planning on bring some of the cider to your house for the par-tay.. if the hard cider works is this a good idea?

Date: 2009-09-16 08:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angela-la-la.livejournal.com
Short answer: YES

Long answer: HELL TO THE YES

Date: 2009-09-16 08:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] purlewe.livejournal.com
baby, you know I love you.

Date: 2009-09-16 08:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angela-la-la.livejournal.com
Spoke to my homebrewin' coworker... he says that once you use a fermenter for cider it's no longer any good for beer. The taste is overwhelming. You can use an old beer bucket for cider, but not the reverse. However, they're only about $15-20 complete at Barry's. Or he recommends you check out the HOPS mailing list for a local who's looking to get rid of one.

Date: 2009-09-16 08:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] purlewe.livejournal.com
ah. GOOD point. if the person I am borrowing it from doesn't want to use it for beer anymore. Will be sure to ask.

Date: 2009-09-16 08:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] purlewe.livejournal.com
which btw I recently learned this (to add to your trivia quotient of the day) You can make whicky in old wine barrels, but not wine in old whiskey barrels. Same thing I suppose.

Date: 2009-09-16 10:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] urban-homestead.livejournal.com
I'm curious - does it make the beer taste like cider? I have to admit that actually quite appeals to me!

I would gladly lend you a bucket but I'm guessing you don't want to make the trek out here to get it. ;)

Date: 2009-09-17 01:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] auntiero.livejournal.com
That's a really good question. And if it does, then could you make an apple lambic without worrying about the taste issue? Or is it a chemistry issue?

Date: 2009-09-17 01:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] purlewe.livejournal.com
I would love to make a trek out to you.. but just not right away. But hanging out with you (in person!) and meeting and playing with your kids would be awesome.

It is a good question about beer that tastes like apples. It appeals to me too.

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