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Old 03-15-2009, 02:50 AM   #1
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got a batch of cider (exactly like ed worts apfelwine with out the extra 2 pounds of sugar) in the primary, been there for 3 weeks. tasted it this week and it's good but very dry, as expected.

How can i add back some apple flavor, nothing huge, just a little more apple bite to it?

I was planning on using frozen concentrate to prime before bottling. Will this effectively add an apple flavor? Maybe even add a can of concentrate in the primary and wait a while before bottling and priming with another can?

any advice is appreciated. thanks

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Old 03-15-2009, 05:40 AM   #2
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You can add the concentrate or even cut it with more apple juice if you wish, but you will need to stop the fermentation by adding something like wine conditioner or just some potassium sorbate to neutralize the yeast. If you add more fermentable sugars, the yeast will keep right on trucking...

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how would racking on to sliced up apples in a secondary impact the apple flavor?

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I think you would have to put crushed campden tablets and some water on the apples to kill off any wild yeasts.

If you don't you may ruin whatever you mix it with.

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if you want to drink it still i use half of a can of 16oz concentrate per gallon then stick it in the fridge

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Try adding tannin & acid blend; that should give you the "bite" you're looking for. Regards, GF.

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