The information here will grow, for now the very excellent ‘Making mead the easy way’ from the AHA Mead panel, authored by Steve Piatz.
Back Sweetening a Cider
You don’t want to add the sorbate until the fermentation is very complete, i.e., clear and stable. Typically added AFTER the beverage has been sulfited. If there is any renewed fermentation with the sorbate present in the beverage you typically get an aroma and flavor of fresh cut geranium flowers (really the character of the broken stem) — very unpleasant.
So make sure your cider is clear, rack off any sediment, and then treat it with sulfites. Once it is obvious that fermentation is not restarting you can sweeten and add the sorbate at the same time.
The July meeting will be on July 12th at 7:00pm (ish) upstairs at the Happy Gnome.The agenda will be announced later. Have a great 4th July:)
The June club meeting will be held at club President Jeff Halvorson’s home, see the e-mail list for the address.The Big Brew begins at 9:00; the club meeting will begin around 2:00pm.
The April meeting will be at the Happy Gnome at 7:00pm, upstairs.The agenda will be posted later.
Registration is open. Sign up to volunteer, register your entries and buy your Mash Out banquet tickets.
The 2011 Upper Mississipi Mash Out.http://www.mashout.org/index.html#Poster
Friday 19th November at the Black Dog in Saint Paul sees the first Artenbru a celebration of Graphic art and the Brewer’s art.
The next monthly meeting will be on Tuesday September 7th at The Happy Gnome, starting around 7:00pm upstairs.The topics for the meeting will be recipe formulation and brewing software, PC and Mac.Bring your ears and something to take notes, and don’t forget your beers for feedback. Having your notes from the brewing session will help in understanding what is good and not so good with your beer. So come prepared.
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