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Old 09-29-2009, 04:26 AM   #1
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Default ale yeast in cider?

I read alot of you stating to use an ale yeast in cider to keep it from being too dry, which makes sense. But noone says which yeast adds what different flavor profiles. I am going to the lhbs in the afternoon tomorrow and want to know which yeasts are what I want to be looking for?

my recipe is goings to be 5 gallons cider, 1lb brown sugar, 16 oz. of allspice/cinnamon vodka extract. and an ale yeast. I want it sweet and easy drinking, light carbonation.



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Old 09-29-2009, 12:02 PM   #2
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ale..champagne and "cider" they will all have different tastes...

ale yeast will keep you cider sweet and smooth a champagne will give you a very dry almost sour taste.. cider yeast will be in the middle



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Old 09-29-2009, 12:02 PM   #3
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See the sticky above, lots of info and even more opinions.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f32/results-juice-yeast-sugar-experiments-83060/

I use ale yeast more often than anything in the last year or so. It's just different, and up to your taste.

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Thanks, this is exactly what i was looking for. this should be linked to the first page so its easy to find and get this kind of info for us guys who are new to brewing and want cool ideas and don't want to waste a lot of money on ingredients and have the products suck

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Thanks, this is exactly what i was looking for. this should be linked to the first page so its easy to find and get this kind of info for us guys who are new to brewing and want cool ideas and don't want to waste a lot of money on ingredients and have the products suck
Um, it is on the first page. it's a sticky in the cider forum.
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hey yeah, there it is. I just missed it.

I just made mine. 4 gallons of pasteurized apple cider ($3.88 a gallon at walmart), about a pound of brown sugar (no scale, just about half of a 2 lb bag.), nottingham ale yeast. SG of 1.046.

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I would recommend the Safale SO 4!

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its been sitting for 24 hours and no sign of yeast activity. am i missing something?

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what temp is it at? cider often takes longer to get going than beer. up to 3 days sometimes. dont panic yet.

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thanks, the temp is 68-71 degrees. at least i haven't screwed it up yet. will it start to kreusen? or will the airlock just bubble



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