3 gallons apple juice
12 ounce tree top concentrate
11.5 grams S-04
3 teaspoons yeast nutrient
1.5 teaspoon Yeast energizer
Started fermenting in 6 hours
Took a reading yesterday because my daughter was upset the bubbles were stopping. (she is helping this time, for the first time) The SG was 1.010 so we have a while to go. Which I figured. Took a taste and for the first time I tasted apple. Not just a hint of flavor but lots of apple flavor. It has to be the yeast. I have done the same recipe with EC-1118 or K1V-1116 both were just a hint of apple or no apple at all.
I was really surprised at the flavor difference. If it is this good or better when its done and bottled I'm sticking to S-04.
Primary: 3 gallon cider S-04
Secondary: Valentine Apfelwein Clone 1 Gal
Bottled: Halloween Apfelwein Clone 1 Gal
On Deck: 90 Shilling Clone
Last edited by lapaglia; 01-15-2009 at 02:58 AM.