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Old 01-26-2013, 08:09 PM   #1
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Gravenstein

Macintosh

Honey Crisp

Pinova

Royal Gala

Winter Banana

Golden Delicious

Red Delicious

Newton Pippin

Winesap

Braeburn

Mutsu

Fiji

Prime Gold

Black Twig

Granny Smith

I know some of these will not do but I think a blend of some may be okay...
Does anybody have any ideas of what I want to try to blend?

I am just learning but I am thinking about Gravenstein, Winesap, pippin and black twig...

If you wanted to get a blend going what do you think would make the best blend ?
And What do you think would get close to an English cider taste?

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Wow, you can make up a heck of a batch with a mix and match.

Gravenstein, Honey Crisp, Winesap, Braeburn, Mutsu, Black Twig

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Wow, you can make up a heck of a batch with a mix and match.

Gravenstein, Honey Crisp, Winesap, Braeburn, Mutsu, Black Twig
Sorry Krackin, I had a glitch and I think I was still editing when you posted...
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Sorry Krackin, I had a glitch and I think I was still editing when you posted...
No problem, it was me. I was going to mention that Macoun and Northern Spy would add to the mix well.
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No problem, it was me. I was going to mention that Macoun and Northern Spy would add to the mix well.
I don't know much about those apples but unfortunately this is the group I have to work with... I also don't think I want to use all of them because there are a lot of really sweet dessert apples in there... I'm looking to make a blend of 2, 3 or four of these that would make the best blend to get as close as I can to an English style type of cider flavor...
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You can do very well with these. In your case of preference you want to avoid the New Zealand types, as we know them as here, in quantity. I'd still use them myself for what I do.

Gravenstein, Macintosh, Winesap, Newtown Pippin. The Macs give a nice flavor up front but fade quickly so some may disagree with using it. IMHO it is the only thing Macs are good for. I can't give you quantities of each as that can differ due to growing conditions.

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Old 01-26-2013, 09:06 PM   #7
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Gravenstein

Macintosh

Honey Crisp

Pinova

Royal Gala

Winter Banana

Golden Delicious

Red Delicious

Newton Pippin

Winesap

Braeburn

Mutsu

Fiji

Prime Gold

Black Twig

Granny Smith

I know some of these will not do but I think a blend of some may be okay...
Does anybody have any ideas of what I want to try to blend?

I am just learning but I am thinking about Gravenstein, Winesap, pippin and black twig...

If you wanted to get a blend going what do you think would make the best blend ?
And What do you think would get close to an English cider taste?
What size batch are trying to make do you like more sweet or dry...tart?...I like a blend of Fiji granny Smith and winesap...

Allthough...braeburn, honeycrisp, black twig is nice maybe little granny Smith for a lil tart smother flavor
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Maybe it would be better to start with what not to use. I would say to leave out Pinova Royal Gala Winter Banana Golden Delicious Red Delicious. Although these will work in cider they are pr'ly not in the realm of English cider.

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http://www.cumminsnursery.com/cidervar.htm. check this formula out
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:52 PM   #10
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Maybe it would be better to start with what not to use. I would say to leave out Pinova Royal Gala Winter Banana Golden Delicious Red Delicious. Although these will work in cider they are pr'ly not in the realm of English cider.
Nice, Process of illumination would work good too
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