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Old 10-11-2012, 03:55 AM   #441
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So I bottled this tonight. Syrup stayed together and flavor was very good. I got it down to 1.010, made caramel according to directions. Disappointment for me was the cinnamon seemed to seperate out. Perhaps I did not boil caramel long enough for it to bind with sugar. As this is my first cider I followed original directions to the letter.

We will see how it shapes up to be ready for Turkey Day! Gooble, Gobble Gurgle Gurgle

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Old 10-11-2012, 05:21 AM   #442
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Disappointment for me was the cinnamon seemed to seperate out.
This is also the reason that in the revised recipe (on page 42) I added the possible use of liquid cinnamon extract instead of powdered cinnamon. When I first made this, the same thing happened. Don't worry too much, there will be enough cinnamon in each bottle.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:45 AM   #443
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This is also the reason that in the revised recipe (on page 42) I added the possible use of liquid cinnamon extract instead of powdered cinnamon. When I first made this, the same thing happened. Don't worry too much, there will be enough cinnamon in each bottle.
Maybe the edits could/should be made to the original post? Or at least a link to the updated version. I had a tough time locating it on the mobile version since the pages don't match up with the website pages
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:23 PM   #444
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Maybe the edits could/should be made to the original post? Or at least a link to the updated version. I had a tough time locating it on the mobile version since the pages don't match up with the website pages
The forum software wont allow edits to the original post, too much time has passed. But here is a link to the updated recipe.

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Old 10-11-2012, 05:43 PM   #445
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I have a question. I have this recipe fermenting now and I believe it is almost done. I'm planning on racking this to my secondary and adding campden tablets this weekend before kegging. However, I bought the apple juice in 2 gallon sets and used 5 leaving one left over that I'm probably not going to drink. Would it be possible to add dextrose to my leftover gallon and add it to the primary with the yeast cake (after racking my fermented batch to the secondary) and let that one go? It's a 6 gallon fermenting bucket. Is that entirely too much headspace (1 gallon juice + yeast cake in 6 gallon fermenter)? Will this cause any problems? Thanks

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Old 10-11-2012, 06:11 PM   #446
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I have a question. I have this recipe fermenting now and I believe it is almost done. I'm planning on racking this to my secondary and adding campden tablets this weekend before kegging. However, I bought the apple juice in 2 gallon sets and used 5 leaving one left over that I'm probably not going to drink. Would it be possible to add dextrose to my leftover gallon and add it to the primary with the yeast cake (after racking my fermented batch to the secondary) and let that one go? It's a 6 gallon fermenting bucket. Is that entirely too much headspace (1 gallon juice + yeast cake in 6 gallon fermenter)? Will this cause any problems? Thanks
I'd wash the yeast and save it for your next batch
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:32 PM   #447
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Thanks for setting me straight guys

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Old 10-12-2012, 12:23 PM   #448
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I transferred this to the carboy to clear fit 24 hours and made the original syrup (perhaps an addition is on order) mine seperated as well. Anyway, started at 1.066 and got down to 1.010 last night. I will do three tins concentrate and the syrup. Here is last night right after racking and this morning 9 hours later.

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Old 10-12-2012, 02:45 PM   #449
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Are you using Nottingham? What temp are you fermenting at? I usually don't get much of a krausen from Notty.
I am using WLP001 California Ale yeast, as I have a bit higher temps than you, I am fermenting at 70-74.

After 3 days of major krausen forming, it has calmed down and is bubbling along nicely.

Thanks for the recipe! Next batch starts this weekend, this time with Saison yeast.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:36 PM   #450
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Is he adding the 12 oz of caramel syrup to the ingredients in part 2?

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