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Old 08-14-2010, 04:48 AM   #1
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I have an opportunity to get some peach cider this week. Anyone have experience using cider in a recipe in place of water? Does it work? Anything I should know? Was this a stupid question?

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Old 08-14-2010, 04:51 AM   #2
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Just dump some champagne yeast into the peach cider.

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Would this just be if I wanted alcoholic cider? What if I wanted to brew a beer but use the cider instead of water?

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I guess you could mix it with extract, but you couldn't mash with it.

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It would be a shame to boil the peach cider.
What is the SG?

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Check out some recipes in the Cider recipe section. Brandon's Graff seems to be popular (I just bottled a batch). It's a beer made with apple juice instead of water. Many of the recipe considerations will apply to pear cider as well.

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I actually just used Brandon's recipe last week! This is why I figured this might be worth a shot!

And yeah, I wouldn't boil the cider. I'd probably do a boil with just a gallon of water and then fill the fermenter up to 5 gallons with the peach cider.

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