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Old 12-23-2009, 09:44 PM   #1
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Default 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.
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:56 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 12-24-2009, 02:01 AM   #3
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Turbo yeast is not meant for that application. Use a wine yeast strain instead.

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Old 12-25-2009, 10:20 PM   #4
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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.

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Old 12-26-2009, 01:30 AM   #5
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I'm curious. What was your SG?

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Old 12-26-2009, 05:50 AM   #6
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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 that would be bad

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Old 12-27-2009, 02:59 AM   #7
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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.

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Old 12-27-2009, 12:52 PM   #8
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What is applejack?

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Old 12-27-2009, 01:14 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 12-27-2009, 01:18 PM   #10
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And as ribbon points out, illegal in the USA.

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