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#1 Bklmt2000

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 06:41 PM

Checked on my batch of hard cider I made Wednesday, and it's bubbling away nicely in a Better Bottle.

 

Found myself watching the yeast at work, swirling around like a snowglobe; a lava lamp for adults.

 

Took me back to when I was a newbie brewer and fermented all of my batches in glass carboys, watching the yeast hard at work during primary.

 

Still cool, all these years later.


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#2 miccullen

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 06:54 PM

Checked on my batch of hard cider I made Wednesday, and it's bubbling away nicely in a Better Bottle.

 

Found myself watching the yeast at work, swirling around like a snowglobe; a lava lamp for adults.

 

Took me back to when I was a newbie brewer and fermented all of my batches in glass carboys, watching the yeast hard at work during primary.

 

Still cool, all these years later.

microbiological aquarium


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#3 djinkc

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 12:53 PM

Yeah, this first gallon of cider is in plastic with an airlock.  Kinda fun to watch since beer in in stainless and behind a closed door here.


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#4 Bklmt2000

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 01:04 PM

Just spent a couple more minutes observing the yeast in action; it's almost hypnotic.  :D


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#5 ncbeerbrewer

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 02:09 PM

Always been a fan of glass or plastic for this very reason. The wonders of brewing 👌🏻
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 03:10 PM

Checked on my batch of hard cider I made Wednesday, and it's bubbling away nicely in a Better Bottle.

 

Found myself watching the yeast at work, swirling around like a snowglobe; a lava lamp for adults.

 

Took me back to when I was a newbie brewer and fermented all of my batches in glass carboys, watching the yeast hard at work during primary.

 

Still cool, all these years later.

did you huff it? YOU HAVE TO HUFF IT.


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#7 Bklmt2000

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 07:42 PM

did you huff it? YOU HAVE TO HUFF IT.

 

Truth be told, I did take a couple of sniffs off the airlock. Smelled like apples and awesome. 

 

Looking forward to this batch in a month or so.


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#8 Steppedonapoptop

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 05:11 AM

I'm right there with you. I find myself checking on a batch a couple times a day just to see the movement. I sniff airlocks too :)
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#9 Bklmt2000

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 06:32 AM

I've noticed with this batch (used Munton's Gold for the yeast) that the scent of apple is stronger than in prior batches, which tended to smell more yeasty and less apple-y, at least until the main ferment was done.

 

I've noticed far less sulfur; kinda nice to walk down to the basement and not get an olfactory bludgeoning.

 

MG might become my new favorite cider yeast; will have to wait to make that call until tasting, but so far, i like what i'm seeing/smelling.


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