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Old 04-13-2011, 10:40 AM   #1
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Default Chocolate apple cider

Before you all condemn me to hell, I already had all the supplies (store bought juice, nothing fancy).

I racked my cocoa and vanilla mead over to a secondary today and it left a whole lot of trub at the bottom of the primary fermenter. It was mostly cocoa which had fallen out of solution. Pitched onto 3/4 gal of clear juice with 1/4 cloudy cider (I find this ratio gives a good body, more like a pressed juice).

Don't really care if this turns out terrible, it cost me about 50c a litre. I'll ferment dry and backsweeten with either honey or caramelised sugar.

I'll keep you posted, happy brewing

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Old 04-13-2011, 02:41 PM   #2
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damn you to hell!

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I racked my cocoa and vanilla mead over to a secondary today and it left a whole lot of trub at the bottom of the primary fermenter. It was mostly cocoa which had fallen out of solution. Pitched onto 3/4 gal of clear juice with 1/4 cloudy cider (I find this ratio gives a good body, more like a pressed juice).
why not, really.
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:27 PM   #5
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Bubbling like a maniac this morning, smells delicious. Smells like a creamy chocolatey apple juice. Should be interesting!

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Old 04-20-2011, 01:41 AM   #6
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Think I have made my first dumper. Muddy-brown colour. Taste is horrific, almost made me gag. Doubtful that time will heal my sins. I guess this is karma for wasting perfectly fine apple juice

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shoulda made a mead

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I did, read the OP.

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so you tried to make a cider mead, neat.

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A cider-mead is called a cyser, but no i used the trub left over from my cocao and vanilla mead! I wish this came out nicer

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