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Old 03-12-2011, 07:49 AM   #41
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and the gravity reading was 1.080 to start.

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Old 03-21-2011, 04:50 PM   #42
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I tasted my version of this recipe and it tastes great. It has at least 8.5% abv right now at 1.020 and is very smooth and sweet. There is no hot alcohol taste to it, and everyone who tried it during the transfer to the secondary thought it was great.

Thank you for the inspiration. I wasn't able to find any lime-aid concentrate the day we laid this one down, so I am going to have to do it again with that variation.

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Old 03-22-2011, 05:29 PM   #43
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mine at kegging time with out the lime-aid concentrate tastes very green(1.010 FG). not sure I like it yet. I hope it ages into perfection. next attempt will be with the Lime-aid. this was my first attempt at cider though too. yeast was wyeast's cider yeast which I hear isn't the best choice for sweet cider. don't worry I'll "droppin' them panties again".

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Old 03-22-2011, 06:48 PM   #44
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Ok, as I don't often get a chance to brew in 5 gallon batches, any help on making this a 3 gallon batch?

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Old 03-22-2011, 07:14 PM   #45
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Multiply the amounts of ingredients by 3/5

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Old 03-22-2011, 08:54 PM   #46
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Perfect, how long have most of you let this sit and age after you're done before its best to drink? I had a cider (dry) that took near 6 months, but I can crank out a quick mead in 60 days.

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Old 03-23-2011, 08:46 PM   #47
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Holy moley...

I put this in primary on 3/3/11 using:

8 can aj concentrate
5 gallons apple cider
2 lbs raw sugar
yeast nutrient
nottingham yeast

I couldn't get it to mix well after adding to the carboy so my OG was somewhere between 1.110 (bottom of carboy) and 1.080 (top of carboy)...

Well after 20 days it is down to 1.001. Tastes like alcohol! I am going to let it sit in the carboy for another month or two before bottling but I was wondering what options I have for sweetening it back up prior to bottling without ending up with bottle bombs? Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 03-24-2011, 10:19 PM   #48
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My batch reached 1.016 and I moved it to crash cool and hopefully clear up. It tastes great with the S-04 yeast, but is an orange color. It has always had a different color from my previous apple juice only cysers, but I didn't expect it to be this different. I see where the yeast has fallen out of suspension and is caked at the bottom of the carboy as expected, and the cyser is clear but orange, like an Orange Crush. Well maybe a bit muted from that, but rather striking in any case.

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Old 03-24-2011, 11:00 PM   #49
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Ive used splenda with great results.. Any alcohol sugar will work and bring out the apple flavor and cool down the hot of the rocket fuel.. I used small 3oz disposable cups from wally world and a gram scale to dial mine in..

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I made a label for when I have the in-laws visiting in a couple weeks. anyone that wants it can use it. I used an Art Fram painting. to the OP- if you'd rather I take this off your thread, I'll remove it.

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