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Old 03-06-2009, 01:29 AM   #1
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1 Gal Unfiltered pasteurized Apple Juice -3/4 cup
OG 1.050,
1 teas. Nutrient,
1/4 teas. Energizer,
aerated 1L for 2 minutes O2.
Pitched 1/4 cup water with EC-1118 yeast.


Started on 9/27/2008
Fermented at 65-67 Deg F.
Stopped on 10/17/2008 after 2 tests in 3 days FG of 1.002

Added 1 teaspoon Peptic enzyme
Cleared on 11/20/2008

Sat on the counter in a 73 degree room with an airlock until yesterday.

Bottled with one oz of corn sugar dissolved in 1/4 cup boiling water.
9 bottles and some left. The amount left is about 4 oz and it went in the fridge in a glass with a cover to chill. 24 hours later it was tasted.

Its watery, and has a strange semi bitter after taste. Not at all enjoyable. No vinegar taste. Just nasty. Ill leave it until Christmas just to see but I don't expect it to be anything worth wile.

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Old 03-06-2009, 03:38 AM   #2
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OK, OG is 50 and FG is 2. Sounds pretty dry from what I gather.

Does it have a "musty" odor/flavor? If so, I recommend pouring it all back intot eh bucket and adding the appropriate amount of potassium sorbate (PS)and let it sit for another 3-4 days. Those odors/flavor will go away. You can re-bottle then. If you want to backsweeten it you can add about a 1/8 cup of Splenda or a thawed can of AJ concentrate and rebottle. You will not be able to carbonate it though after using the PS.



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Nope no musty odor or flavor. Its really strange I can not say I have ever tasted this flavor before.

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I have a feeling that taste is the taste of green and unaged dry cider. Let it sit for another 6 months or so, then see about how it is at that point.

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Very dry cider can leave you thinking it tastes odd. Once you have carbed the cider. Try it, if it still taste odd then sweeten with some 7up in glass and see of it makes a diff.

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My cider tasted pretty bad at first. Closer to seltzer than what I thought of as cider.

It's about 8 months old at this point, and it's starting to get good... next time I make cider, I'm going to supplement it with some dark malt extract to try to get a little body and residual sweetness into it.

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This is not the first one. Thats why I am keeping it and not dumping it. It is just different than others I have done. Thanks for all the help.

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I did the same thing with KV-1116 and it was fine. This one is just yucky.



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