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Old 11-20-2014, 11:14 PM   #11
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I know I'm going to get run up and down the wall for this, but I bottle in mason jars, and throw them straight into my fridge.


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Old 11-21-2014, 06:13 AM   #12
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There is nothing wrong with bottling in mason jars; as long as it is still cider and kept in the fridge, there should be no associated problems.

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Old 11-22-2014, 12:30 AM   #13
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Freeze 5 gallons in a plastic Carboy in a deep freeze 3 days. Turn over in a 5 gallon bucket until you get 1 gallon of product. Add 1 can of concentrated frozen apple juice. Temperature / sugar content play a factor but this will get you close. Perfect flavor

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Old 11-22-2014, 06:38 PM   #14
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Schott703, your method will get pretty close I believe if your ABV is at least 10%. I don't know what kind of freezer you have, but mine hardly gets one gallon icy enough to separate in three days. I guess this is going to be a YMMV kind of thing depending on what your freezer is set at, how full it is, etc., If you are new at making hard cider to be "jacked" I recommend you start out with a 1 gallon batch and go from there. If you over freeze it, take it out of the freezer and let it thaw completely, and then re freeze it, and try again. A 1 gallon batch of 10% ABV hard cider will make 8 oz of very high proof cider, and, of course, how high proof you want your final product to be, is all upon your personal taste.

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Old 11-23-2014, 05:29 PM   #15
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I bottled a batch of apple-apricot apple jack two months ago, and decided to sample it. I can't really describe the flavor. Earlier today, it had been in the fridge for a few days before it was opened; there was a tiny bit of noticeable alcohol with a silky sort of mouth feel. A few minutes ago, after being taken out of the fridge all day, the flavor was the same, but the alcohol was very noticeable, warming all the way down. It is definitely fruity, and even 10 minutes later there is still a lingering flavor of fruit in my mouth. I don't know if this bottle is going to last another 3 or 4 months, ( for various reasons) but there are others bottled the same week, to compare to.

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