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lthursdayl 12-23-2009 09:44 PM

Fermenting Cider w/ Turbo yeast?
Has anyone tried making a very high alcohol content cider with turbo yeast and a whole bunch of sugar? If so how long did it need to age for, and did you back sweeten, add other ingredients, so on and so forth? I realize this may be a stupid question but I am just curious.

SeamusMac 12-24-2009 01:56 AM

Turbo yeast has never (in my experience) produced a very drinkable product. You'd be better off making Edwort's Apfelwein and aging it for 6-12 months. Do a search for the recipe.

Yuri_Rage 12-24-2009 02:01 AM

Turbo yeast is not meant for that application. Use a wine yeast strain instead.

miloa 12-25-2009 10:20 PM

I have'nt used turbo yeast, but i have 2 ciders,1 with 4 pounds of sugar per gal,and 1 with 5 pounds of sugar per gal. 1 has lalvin 1118 yeast and the other has wlp099 super high gravity yeast in it,they are both taking a longgggg time to brew,but they are well on their way.

RugenBrau 12-26-2009 01:30 AM

I'm curious. What was your SG?

ribbon 12-26-2009 05:50 AM

you can use turbo yeast... just don't expect it to taste anything like apples. Your better off making applejack in the freezer if you want anything stronger.

Although not in the usa :p that would be bad :rolleyes:

miloa 12-27-2009 02:59 AM

The 4# batch started at 1.165, it is now at 1.060 and still cooking nicely. The 5# batch started at 1.195, it is now at 1.150, The air lock is bubbling good but the abv takes more time this one could take 3 or 4 months.

lthursdayl 12-27-2009 12:52 PM

What is applejack?

fineexampl 12-27-2009 01:14 PM


Originally Posted by lthursdayl (Post 1765862)
What is applejack?

ferment cider/apple juice...freeze it...pour of the liquid which is the alcohol part and doesn't freeze the same temp as water. Do it until nothing else pours off and boom, applejack.

david_42 12-27-2009 01:18 PM

And as ribbon points out, illegal in the USA.

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