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Old 02-17-2014, 03:31 AM   #1
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Hi hi, decided I wanted to make my cider into apple wine so I took my 2 gallons , racked it and have added sugar over a period of time and starting to clear out from the top to bottom. Any additional advice since I am very new. Also tempted to make to apple jack, I've read different forums topics and everyone has different ways of doing it. What is the simplest way of doing it?

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Old 02-17-2014, 05:27 PM   #2
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Very Easy. Take your fully fermented, clarified, product and transfer it to a plastic Carboy. Pop it in the deep freezer for 2 days. Remove, invert over a 5 gallon pail, (preferably in a cool area) and let it drain until most all the color is gone. Off the cuff, you should end up with about 1 gallon of jack for every 4 gallons of hard cider you freeze.
Temperature is your control over percent alcohol. Deep freezers get between -20 and - 30. This gets you in the range of 40 to 60 proof respectfully.
Once the product is separated, you can put additives in to soften the "stiff" taste. I use a tube of apple concentrate before I bottle. Then in each bottle I add 1/2 a cinnamon stick. Just like brandy!

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Thread necro.......where'd you nab those flip-top pint bottles from? They look great.

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