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Old 05-11-2017, 06:07 PM   #51
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Today we did our last press for 2017, got less than I expected (36 gallons) but it was some good stuff, most around og 1054
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Ooooooooooooh. Is that a spiedel I spy?

Looks like a nice mix of apples. 1054 is a great starting gravity!
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It is indeed a spiedel, expensive, but totally revolutionises milling.
Can't wait to go hydrolic on the press too.
1054 was good, but I really thought it would go 58 on some of the apples.
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How do you guys clean your shredders before use?
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How do you guys clean your shredders before use?
Just give mine a rinse. At the beginning of the autumn I take the blade off and give it a good scrub with a wire brush.

I guess there is a prescribed cleaning routine for the Spiedel scratter?
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Thanks Freester.
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Nothing special according to the spiedel paperwork, just rinse really.

On the cider front two of the fermenters had not got going yet. So this evening I've added another starter.
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So the last 2 presses have been fermenting slowly in the ever cooling garage. Now down around 8-10 degrees.

Although the Perry seems to be still generating CO2 it's stopped at around 1.006. Interesting taste. Quite dry, not that special it's getting near time to rack off and bottle. I want this to be sparkling.

The two FVs I added yeast to stopped. Probably too cold at the temperature they stopped at 1.004. I've racked these off to Carboys where I'll just let them settle until spring.

I have one final FV. This was an 'Au Naturel' batch. Still bubbling regularly I thawed a pint of juice that I had frozen from this batch and added to the FV. I'll leave this one as long as it is bubbling.

When I racked off the cider this week I didn't have quite 2 Carboys full. I topped up with some that had been settling in a DJ from a previous batch. 1.5 litres left over got thrown into a plastic bottle and drunk Weds / Thurs night. Nice and clear. Still a little tart / acidic but not too offensive.



I just have to resist smashing too much of this down over Christmas and save the best until the spring / summer!
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I just have to resist smashing too much of this down over Christmas and save the best until the spring / summer![/QUOTE]

Good luck with that!
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