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Old 12-08-2008, 04:08 PM   #11
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Yeah Kauai, did you confuse H2O with O2? haha I am really intrigued by this recipe, will need to wait and see how this turns out.



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Old 12-08-2008, 04:46 PM   #12
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You're adding the campden later, right? Not into the primary. Because...wouldn't that kill the yeast and defeat the whole purpose? Or am I mistaken as to the purpose of the tablets?



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Old 12-08-2008, 06:08 PM   #13
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wendelgee2, campden serves many purposes. In this case, he is using preservative free unpasteurized cider, in this case you must kill off the wild yeast before pitching a brewer's yeast. You throw in one crushed and dissolved tablet per gallon, wait 24 hours and then pitch your own yeast.

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Old 12-09-2008, 02:14 AM   #14
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Thanks Tusch.
Not to hijack the thread, but I can't seem to find your strong spiced cider recipe on the forums. Have you posted it? If not, would you mind? It sounds like exactly what I'm looking to make.

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Old 12-09-2008, 05:43 AM   #15
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No real recipe on that, I believe it was 1 Tbs of apple pie spice and 1/2 lb of brown sugar per gallon of store bought juice. The ground spices ended up being a pain, but the taste was quite nice with that.

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Old 12-11-2008, 01:38 PM   #16
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Transferred to secondary yesterday with a FG of 1.002...

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Old 12-14-2008, 10:22 PM   #17
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The crystal malt.
I'm hoping it gives the cider some body too...
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Finally bottled with total of ~2 weeks in primary and ~4 weeks in secondary. Cider turned out very clear. I forgot to taste before adding dextrose, but it wasn't as light as some ciders I have tried, which was the goal and it was fairly sweet. Seemed to have a few bubbles already so hopefully it will carb nicely in bottles.

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any update on this? I am curious how the carbonation turned out from the bottles.

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It has decent carbonation. No head, as expected for cider but I intend to age this until this fall so hopefully it will be nicely carbed next time i crack one!



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