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60 gallons of cider
« on: January 19, 2012, 12:20:43 PM »
Wanted to share - this is 60 gallons of cider fermented in my unheated garage. It's done fermenting and will probably be transfered to kegs and carboys next weekend. Much of it is being shared with friends in my homebrew club.

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Re: 60 gallons of cider
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012, 12:30:56 PM »
Can't wait to try some at the next meeting. You're going to need some help consuming all that cider.  ;)
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Re: 60 gallons of cider
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2012, 12:34:19 PM »
That's gotta be a strong table
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Re: 60 gallons of cider
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2012, 12:51:01 PM »
That's gotta be a strong table

It's an old school lab bench. 60 gal of cider probably weighs 500 lbs - a lot - but about the same as having 2-3 people sit on it.

Ron - sadly we'll be visiting my parents in NM for the next meeting.
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Re: 60 gallons of cider
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2012, 03:24:02 PM »
Ron - sadly we'll be visiting my parents in NM for the next meeting.

Well have a safe trip and hopefully you'll be enjoying some warmer weather down there...drinking cider.  :)

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Re: 60 gallons of cider
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2012, 04:39:06 PM »
Umm...Wow.  That's a lot of cider.  Makes my little 5 gal first attempt pretty pathetic.  How long does it take to develop this level of obsession? 

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Re: 60 gallons of cider
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2012, 08:35:51 PM »
Umm...Wow.  That's a lot of cider.  Makes my little 5 gal first attempt pretty pathetic.  How long does it take to develop this level of obsession? 
I'm with you, my couple of batches every 2 years is pretty puny. 
I'd really just rather be brewing in sunny Carlsbad New Mexico

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Re: 60 gallons of cider
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2012, 07:24:22 AM »
Umm...Wow.  That's a lot of cider.  Makes my little 5 gal first attempt pretty pathetic.  How long does it take to develop this level of obsession? 

We've been making cider for 6 years. The jump to this size came two years ago when I was looking to make a larger batch. I asked a friend who's a winemaker at a commercial vineyard if he had any ideas about cheap fermenters larger than 5 gallons. Honestly, I was thinking 15, maybe 20 gallons, but he had this barrel at the winery and gave it to me. I figure I'm obligated to fill it, right?
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Re: 60 gallons of cider
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2012, 04:02:09 PM »
Very nice :)
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Re: 60 gallons of cider
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2012, 07:55:34 PM »
I thought I was one of the cool kids with 15 gallons of cider fermenting.  All different juice blends though.
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Re: 60 gallons of cider
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2012, 08:57:00 PM »
We split it up yesterday - 12 carboys/kegs of cider. We kept 4 and 8 went off to their forever homes.
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