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Old 10-24-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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Just fermented 5 gallons of some local upstate NY cider. The cider was freshly pressed, and UV pasturized.

I used Red Star champagne yeast, and the FG just hit 1.000.

I want to have a carbonated, yet sweet apple cider. For the Limeaid I made, I used Truvia to sweeten the beverage and corn sugar to carbonate it. I boiled the Truvia in some water and added it to the bottling bucket untill a desired sweetness was found. Then I used a normal amount of corn sugar to achieve carbonation.

The Limeaid was good, but I felt like there was some off flavors from the other agents in the Truvia.

Has anyone used pure Stevia (the sweetener in Truvia) to sweeten, and corn sugar to carbonate apple cider?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 10-24-2012, 07:31 PM   #2
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How do you get carbonation?

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Old 10-24-2012, 07:41 PM   #3
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How do you get carbonation?
Bottle in airtight container with a tiny bit of residual yeast and a measured dose of additional sugar. The yeast ferments the sugar, produces some CO2 that dissolves in the cider because it can't get out of the sealed bottle. When you pop the cap, voila! effervescence.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:44 PM   #4
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I use liquid better stevia extract and dose 5gal with 4mL.. if you go too high it starts tasting metallic.. it's also not the same sweetness as sucrose, kinda hits the back of your young more than the front like cane sugar does. What I do is start with the lowest serving size per cup and multiply it to 5 gallons.. I believe mine was like .0012mL to a cup.. hope this helps

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You can also add only sugar and cold crash or heat pasteurize it before all the sugar is consumed (time depends on the amount of yeast and sugar are in the bottles) -I use a plastic soda bottle as a gauge for when to stop the carbonation.

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