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Old 12-08-2012, 01:48 PM   #701
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I finished pasteurizing last night. I didn't have any bottle bombs with the longnecks or bombers. It leads me to believe I had some weak regular bottles. I opened the first one tonight and tried it. It reminds me of champagne
Did you backsweeten it? I recall tasting it before backsweetening it, and that is the same 'Champagne' taste I recieved. Then adding the caramel mix and thawed Frozen AJ concentrate caused it to be a fantastic smooth cider.
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:51 PM   #702
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Pasturized mine today. I lost one 6 minutes in i hear a boom must of been a weak bottle. I will be serving some of these for christmas if they last that long. Will be starting another batch this week

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Old 12-08-2012, 05:41 PM   #703
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Did you backsweeten it? I recall tasting it before backsweetening it, and that is the same 'Champagne' taste I recieved. Then adding the caramel mix and thawed Frozen AJ concentrate caused it to be a fantastic smooth cider.
I did back sweeten it with the caramel and four cans of frozen concentrate. It was a little dry for my taste but let's see what a little age does for it.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:33 AM   #704
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I made this and gave a few bottles away but the responses have not been good.
Obviously you need a better class of friends.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:44 AM   #705
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Obviously you need a better class of friends.
You are right!!! I gave out 3 bottles and the first person called me saying how much they hated it. Today at work I asked the other 2 and both loved it and asked for more.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:31 AM   #706
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For the sake of safety I am going to back sweeten this in the keg. When it is nice and carbonated I am going to bottle it via a beer gun and then put them right in the dishwasher for a 150* bath. Thoughts?

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Old 12-11-2012, 06:52 AM   #707
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For the sake of safety I am going to back sweeten this in the keg. When it is nice and carbonated I am going to bottle it via a beer gun and then put them right in the dishwasher for a 150* bath. Thoughts?
I reckon that if you're kegging you can add campden tablets when you back sweeten as the carbonation can be added with your co2 set up. There should be no need to pasteurise if you've added carbonation without using the yeast to do the conditioning.
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I reckon that if you're kegging you can add campden tablets when you back sweeten as the carbonation can be added with your co2 set up. There should be no need to pasteurise if you've added carbonation without using the yeast to do the conditioning.
What was I thinking? That is a much simpler and better idea. Cheers!
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I've got mine kegged right now and naturally carbonating. I'll add the Camden tablets when I'm happy with the carb level then reseal the keg at serving pressure.

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I made a mistake... forgot to add the 3 LB corn in primary. Has anyone done this? Any difference in taste? The OG was 1.050. I could add it now and (gently) stir, but usually prefer not to interrupt the yeasties during their partying phase. They're shy and all, you know...

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