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Old 12-29-2009, 01:52 PM   #1
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I tired to make a cider. I used 100% apple juice and I squeezed 1 kg apple and put in it. It was 1 gallon patch. Because of lack of cider yeast I used young`s super compound wine yeast. Fermentation stopped after 4 days. I waited until a week. Then I taste it a bit. It turned out like a wine rather than a cider. Smells and tastes like wine but I think alcohol ABV is not more than 6-7%. I didn`t measure that but I had a glass of it, I guessed ABV. Then I syphon that to another demi-John. I just wonder If I put some brown sugar, new patch of yeast in it and leave another fermentation. Can it be possible. If it is do you think, it turns out well?

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Old 12-29-2009, 02:14 PM   #2
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if you use wine yeast it is going to turn out like wine. i would recomend if you are going to try cider again you use nottingham yeast if you dont have any cider yeast

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Old 12-29-2009, 02:40 PM   #3
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Thanks for suggestion. It was very snowy week in here. Roads were closed and I haven`t got vehicle also my home brewing supply very far away from me. I couldn`t go there. I found wine yeast in my supermarket I gave it a try.

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I'm assuming you didn't add sugar, so that is good. I'm a tad concerned about the fermenting time. There is Midwest Brew Supply, who will ship you just yeast for something like $5 or so.

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If you add brown sugar, my bet is going to be that your cider will restart fermentation and the ABV will be higher.

You mentioned that it tastes more like a wine than a cider, is there a commercial cider you were trying to clone? Just a shot in the dark but a lot of good UK cider comes from Somerset. Were you wanting to make one from that area?

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If you add brown sugar, my bet is going to be that your cider will restart fermentation and the ABV will be higher.

You mentioned that it tastes more like a wine than a cider, is there a commercial cider you were trying to clone? Just a shot in the dark but a lot of good UK cider comes from Somerset. Were you wanting to make one from that area?
No I didn`t want to clone any commercial cider. I found some reduced price 100% apple juice and apples. I wanted to try a cider. It was my first cider. I have been brewing a beer for year or so but I never tried cider or wine. I didn`t find any cider yeast and tried wine yeast. Now It tastes like wine so I want to improve alcohol level and make it a wine. I just wonder If I add sugar and yeast, Is it going to be a good wine?
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if you add some sugar it will definatly up the alchohol and probably make a better wine. i would recomend letting it sit for about 4 months after adding the sugar ad after you make sure the fermentation starts. if you havent aleady done so i would also recomend raising the temp back up to about 60 degrees F. i would think darker sugars would impart more caramel type notes. hope that helps

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Old 12-29-2009, 07:03 PM   #8
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Thank you

I haven`t add sugar yet. I will buy some sugar and add this night. I use fermenter heater for heat up the temperature in the demo-John but it hasn`t got temperature control. When I brew beer I use inside heater which has a temperature control but it doesn`t fit in 1 gallon demi-john so temperature will be high enough with fermenter heater anyway. I will write here, after adding sugar.

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6% to 7% is about right for cider. let it set and see how it turns out. you can always add sugar and yeast later and make a real apple wine out of it. Start another batch instead of messing with this one. It might turn out great with a little time.

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6% to 7% is about right for cider. let it set and see how it turns out. you can always add sugar and yeast later and make a real apple wine out of it. Start another batch instead of messing with this one. It might turn out great with a little time.
To far to late. I have just added 500 gram of brown sugar in it and syphoned to another demi-john. Then plugged the fermenter heater again. Time will show as how it turns out.
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