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Old 05-03-2013, 01:06 AM   #1
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Finally got around to making my first apple jack. I racked a 2gallon batch to secondary the other day but decided to keep 3/4 of a gallon for applejack.....man, what a great move! Easy to do, tasty, and packs a punch!

Tomorrow I'm going to make a 2gal batch with the intention to make really strong AJ. Thinking 2gal juice, a few cups of sugar, nutrient, and 1118 will get me some high octane stuff!

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Old 05-03-2013, 06:57 AM   #2
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i made my 1st apple jack tonight out of a gallon of 13% abv cider. reduced 3 of the 1st liters down t one liter so its roughly 38% stuff. pretty smooth

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Old 05-03-2013, 09:39 AM   #3
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Could you perhaps tell me how you did this?

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It was pretty simple. Froze cider in plastic bottles then simply inverted them and let it drain into a pot then collected the liquid till ice was mostly white and no longer had color in it. Then bottled the concentrated cider. Boom apple jack

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Remember you are concentrating poisons on top of.ethanol. Methanol and other volatiles low freeze points are flowing through in ice ddistillation.

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Old 05-03-2013, 11:56 AM   #6
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Remember you are concentrating poisons on top of.ethanol. Methanol and other volatiles low freeze points are flowing through in ice ddistillation.
I heard about this. Did some reading and watching. Seems both "camps" have good points. I figured if I have made it to 30 between GMO food, fluoride, and everything else the gov allows in our food/water, a bit more poison can't hurt

Also, It not like I'll be drinking tons of it......at once....
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Remember you are concentrating poisons on top of.ethanol. Methanol and other volatiles low freeze points are flowing through in ice ddistillation.
Perhaps ice "concentration" (distillation is a very different process involving heat) is dangerous, but so it seems is every other good, and pleasurable activity in this world. The way you'd have to live to be "approved" healthy is not a life worth living.
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Finally got around to making my first apple jack. I racked a 2gallon batch to secondary the other day but decided to keep 3/4 of a gallon for applejack.....man, what a great move! Easy to do, tasty, and packs a punch!

Tomorrow I'm going to make a 2gal batch with the intention to make really strong AJ. Thinking 2gal juice, a few cups of sugar, nutrient, and 1118 will get me some high octane stuff!
I find the picture of the apple jack with the Apple logo in the back to be an interesting touch. Did you do that on purpose?
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Lol, nope! Didn't even think about it! Guess I should call this batch, Apple Mac!

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Thx for the tips, i just made some high OG AJ, now to ferment it out and freeze it good thing i have a friend who is a chemist at the Stella cider factory here in Belgium so he can check the result on any 'nasties'

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