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Old 10-22-2009, 02:07 PM   #1
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Im going to attempt my first apple cyser. I just refridgerated 4 gallons of fresh pressed (last night) apple juice. How long will it last refridgerated? Should I go ahead and pastureize it by simmering and then re-refridgerate or start the batch immediatly? Im very concerned with the sanitary conditions...do I need to sulfate this? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

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Old 10-22-2009, 04:07 PM   #2
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I would not heat it up. Just use campden tablets 1 per gallon of cider you are going to use. I believe that if you heat it you will cause a waxy haze that will not clear. The cider mill I went to uses flash pasturizing now because it became state law recently. I reallywanted to get non-pasturized so consider yourself lucky!

I started a cyser last month using the following recipe.
3 1/2 gallons pasturized cider from the mill
16 pounds of honey (approximately 1 1/2 gallons)
5 cinnamon sticks (probably way too much but the SWMBO like cinnamon)
1 packet EC-1118 yeast
5 campden tablets
Pectic enzyme (I think instructions called for 1 tsp per gallon)

I put the cider, honey, cinnamon, pectic enzyme and campden tablets in a carboy and shook it till the campden tablets dissolved. Waited 24 hours and then pitched the yeast. The airlock was bubbling nicely 8 hours later. It smells the best out of all the ferments I have going.

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Old 10-22-2009, 06:49 PM   #3
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Thanks Lightning! Ive got campden...Ive got all four gallons in the fridge right now and Ive got campden...should I go ahead and crush one into all four gallons now? The reason I ask is that it looks like it will not be until the first of the month for me to get the other ingredients....

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I'd freeze the cider. Then thaw it and add the campden tabs a day before you pitch the yeast. Hopefully you have room in the freezer. Unpasturized cider with no preservatives starts turning in the fridge after about a week. That or try to get your ingredients right away.

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Why can't you just toss that stuff in a carboy and toss in some yeast? Drink Fresh

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Why can't you just toss that stuff in a carboy and toss in some yeast? Drink Fresh
That's what I did.
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I wouldn't be cyser then. I'm making a graff right now because I wan't something to drink in the short term.

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It would be cider not cyser. Cyser is a melomel, or fruit juice and honey. In particular apple juice and honey.

If the apple juice was fresh pressed use campden to remove any wild yeast that are on the skins. You don't want to heat it up, it will release pectin. In fact you may even want to add some pectic enzyme to it.

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Well, its on its way..I used the Ken Schramm "Fall Bounty Cyser" recipe but added 3 cinnamon sticks into the mix....I just pitched the D-47 so its a go for lift off! as it were!

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