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Old 01-06-2009, 04:25 AM   #11
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Well I was really hoping for an FG of a bit above 1.000 using the 3068...as quite a few threads state here at HBT...however..mine just kept on chugging right on down to .998 before stopping.

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Old 01-06-2009, 07:22 AM   #12
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I'm no cider expert, so take what I say with a grain of salt, but you may want to try an ale yeast. I made a cider that was similar to EA and it is finishing slow enough that I could easily get it to the FG I want and cold crash or tab it. Just a thought.

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Old 01-06-2009, 12:20 PM   #13
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I'm no cider expert, so take what I say with a grain of salt, but you may want to try an ale yeast. I made a cider that was similar to EA and it is finishing slow enough that I could easily get it to the FG I want and cold crash or tab it. Just a thought.
3068 IS an ale yeast.
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:10 PM   #14
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uh yeah........what Poobah said. That's why I used an ALE yeast!

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doh@! sorry, didn't catch that.

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Old 01-07-2009, 05:27 AM   #16
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Flyweed, thanks for the report on adding concentrate. I was going to to this in a few days when I kegged my apfelwein. You took the guesswork out of it. I might stick with 2 cans for right now and leave out the honey.

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Old 01-07-2009, 06:26 PM   #17
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Austin...I'd say start with two cans and taste it...I think the next time I do it..I am going to actually use 3 cans of concentrate, and that should hit a mark around 1.015 or so in my guesstimate. I'll let you know in another day when I pull my first glass off of the keg..I have it carbonating right now.

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Just another update for those following along at home.......I've had my version of apfelwein now on c02 for 3 days at about 20psi at 62F. I pulled a cup of cider off today...not quite fizzy enough for me yet......sweetness...plenty sweet. I will take a S.G. reading here in the next couple hours to see where I ended up at....Anyway, for those making batches and looking to backsweeten with concentrate..I'd say NO MORE than 2 cans of concentrate..I think 1 1/2 cans may be enough.

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