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Old 06-24-2009, 01:15 PM   #11
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I've used this exact juice with that same yeast. It takes several months for it to clear. I started it sometime in January and it was crystal clear in early May, I put the yeast in and put it in a corner. I didn't secondary or chill. Patience young Jedi.

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Old 06-24-2009, 06:32 PM   #12
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Thanks all. I guess this will be moved to the back of the closet where I can try to forget about it for a few more months.

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Old 06-25-2009, 01:13 AM   #13
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Hmm... I've had some in for 4 weeks, still very cloudy as well. Anyone have luck with it at least tasting good? It's a bit pricey for AJ, so it better be good :-)
$8 a gallon! You are speaking the truth.

I bought 2 gallons of the stuff plus some Barley Malt Syrup (looks like malt extract to me) and cheese. Cheesy beer? Bleh!

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Sure! Whole Foods (at least all in our area) carries 1 gallon jugs. The catch is, when you buy it, it full of this apple juice. V. cloudy. Yeasted mine, and the sucker never cleared (ok, ok, it's only been bottled for 6 weeks).

You can always pour out their juice and get some other.


Side: Went to visit Charlottesville over the w/e. Stopped in at an apple orchard that we have visited before. They were busy selling their peach and apple cider by the glass, and were using their gallon jugs as supply. Result: They had dozens of empty glass jugs for $1 each. My lovely wife recommended that I buy a couple. Dang, she's awesome.
Yeah that annoying apple juice stuff! Guess i'll have to suffer through it. It'll be hard what with no alcohol, but i'll manage.

Thanks for this thread BTW. I'm already planning a test brew with the empties.
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:01 PM   #14
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Just FYI I did a second cider using filtered AJ and it will probably clear in a month. Not sure how much the taste will differ but just wanted to pass it along.

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Old 06-27-2009, 04:12 AM   #15
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We did a similar recipe with the Whole Foods AJ. It came out >fairly< clear after a month in the fridge in secondary. Couldn't wait any longer and drank it

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Old 06-29-2009, 06:52 AM   #16
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I did a batch (5 gallons) using this cider. It will clear... just give it time. Im having a glass of it right now Without going and looking, I believe I started in Dec 10, 2008. And it cleared around March. Once it started to clear, I cold crashed it, it clear perfectly. Racked it off the Lees, into secondary. Cleared a smidge more. Till I bottled about a week ago.

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My whole paycheck cider will get almost clear after secondary. Never all the way. I use pasteur champagne yeast. Try a yeast that flocculates more.

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