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Old 10-10-2012, 03:14 AM   #11
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My first basic batch just went into the keg on Saturday. It's drinkable not great I made mine with Kirkland juice and frozen concentrate, and brown sugar. I don't remember what yeast I used but it ended pretty dry. Much more wine then cider in my opinion.

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Old 10-10-2012, 03:54 PM   #12
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how long did you leave it to ferment on the yeast? What can we do to prevent this dryness everyone complains about?

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Old 10-11-2012, 01:55 AM   #13
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I think I could have ended the ferment early or back sweeten to take out the dryness. A different yeast might change it as well. I think that batch was with Red Star® Côte des Blancs yeast. It was recommended to me at the local brew shop based on what was written in the recipe I was following. I'm doing a batch of graff's now and am using Nottingham ale seems like that might not ferment out as dry??

Like I said my batch is drinkable. The taste is more like wine then a cider and it's a bit thin and dryer then I'd like. It's a great base line though to compare other recipe additions with.

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Old 10-12-2012, 02:36 AM   #14
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Yea I have the disadvantage of not having a hydrometer so I go off judgement... I will likely let it go for a few more weeks then bottle and just hope for the best.

I choose to use Safale US-05 which everyone says is a great yeast for just about everything.

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