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Old 07-27-2011, 10:22 PM   #11
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That sounds like an AWESOME receipe!!! As soon as I get another carboy, I'm going to try it out. I was going to use S-O4 as well, but maybe I'll use Nottingham.

Keep us posted. Do you think 2-3 weeks is a little short, though?
Notty should work great as well.

The time does sound pretty short to me but, I have no idea of what yeast was used. I also have never heard of my grandma making this in my 32 years on earth. I talked to other family and they have no idea about it either.

I'll take gravity readings and determine that way.
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:38 AM   #12
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I've got 3 gallons of cider going on soon, so I might rack 1 gallon off and give it a try. Nothing makes a cider taste better than a strong emotional attachment!

Any thoughts on letting the 'narners go a little ripe before using them?

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Old 07-28-2011, 01:23 AM   #13
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I've got 3 gallons of cider going on soon, so I might rack 1 gallon off and give it a try. Nothing makes a cider taste better than a strong emotional attachment!

Any thoughts on letting the 'narners go a little ripe before using them?
I have no idea on teh naners. Mine were just turning yellow. yellow or brown may be better. Testing is needed for this recipe for sure.
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:17 AM   #14
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What a great post...if you don't let us know the results you are going to get a lot of disappointed people...ditto dinnersticks comment...how could you not make it ?...thanks for letting us in on it too.

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Old 07-28-2011, 02:37 PM   #15
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Thats sounds awesome...
Pectic enzyme would have helped with any pectin haze, though theres nothing wrong with a cloudy cider!

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Old 07-28-2011, 02:50 PM   #16
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I definitely want to know how this one turns out.

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Old 07-28-2011, 08:13 PM   #17
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Gravity is down to 1.034. The sample tasted very good. Almost like a caramel apple flavor with a lot more body than other ciders I have made. I can't think of a commercial brand to compare to because I do not buy or drink commercial ciders. I am pretty excited about this one though.

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Old 07-28-2011, 08:14 PM   #18
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Thats sounds awesome...
Pectic enzyme would have helped with any pectin haze, though theres nothing wrong with a cloudy cider!
Yeah. I just wanted to stay as close as possible to the original recipe for the first batch. Next batch I may add a little of this and that.
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:07 PM   #19
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Think i might have to give this a go... couple of questions though, what is a "c" of oats? Are these just porridge oats? I assume the 4.5 galons juice is more of a "top up to 5"? Any more clarrification on what you used would be appreciated.

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Old 07-28-2011, 11:23 PM   #20
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The "c" is for 1 cup. I used regular old oatmeal oats, 3 medium sized bananas, 2 breakfast tea bags, 2 pounds of dark brown sugar, cheap 100% juice. I sliced the bananas into thin disks and put them in a nylon bag with the oats.

While steeping the oats and bananas, I lost almost a half gallon of water. So you are correct, the 4.5 gallons of juice is to top up to 5 total gallons.

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