Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Fermenting juice?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-23-2008, 10:56 PM   #1
Twistingking
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Rochester NY
Posts: 13
Default Fermenting juice?

Hi all! I am a new brewer I have made a couple of Bocks so far and have some cider I made from my own apple trees aging in the basement now. What I was thinking about is Could I take something like juicey juice that is all juice no preservatives and ferment it to alcohol? I was think along the lines of turning fruit punch into a hard Punch by adding champagne yeast and letting it age. Can this be done and it so how much and what kind of yeast should I use?

__________________
Twistingking is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-23-2008, 10:57 PM   #2
BigKahuna
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BigKahuna's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Eastern Colorado
Posts: 5,942
Liked 48 Times on 41 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Welcome to the board.
The simple answer is YES YOU CAN!
Limited only by your own imagination!

__________________
Seriously. I'm here for BEER
It's Not The Size Of Your Rig That Counts....It's How Often You Use It.
BigKahuna is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-23-2008, 11:33 PM   #3
goodbyebluesky82
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 236
Likes Given: 2

Default

I would just make sure it has no artificial ingredients or additives (absorbic acid is ok). Juicy Juice is from concentrate, so the flavor might not be as good as using not-from-concentrate juice but would still work.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f32/results-juice-yeast-sugar-experiments-83060/ has some good info about different yeasts. General rule of thumb, since you mentioned champagne yeast, is that it will tend to ferment much drier (higher alcohol % and less sweet) than other yeasts. With that said, I will be making a cider w/pasteur champagne yeast as soon as my fermenter is free and backsweetening it to taste to try it out.

__________________
Brewing: Dixie Peach Wine, Trader Joe Blackberry Wine, Red Grape Pyment
Bottled: Simple Sweet Cider, 7 Berry Apple Cider, Sweet & Still Cider
goodbyebluesky82 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-24-2008, 04:34 AM   #4
ifishsum
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 1,457
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default

I do it all the time with apple juice: Man, I love Apfelwein

Keep in mind though, once the yeast has eaten all of the sugar in the juice it will not taste the same - not necessarily bad, but it will not end up tasting like the original juice. Experiment on a small scale, like a gallon at a time to see what you come up with.

__________________
"If you're gonna be an ape, be a hairy one" - Spyder

Primary 2: Edwort's Robust Porter
Secondary 1: LW Pale Ale
Secondary 1: Blackened Soul RIS
Kegged: Dead Guy Ale
Kegged: Rye Pale Ale
Kegged: Haus Pale Ale
Kegged: Nut Brown Ale
Kegged: Afrikan Amber
Kegged: Jock Scott Ale
Kegged: Afrikan Amber
ifishsum is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone ever tried fermenting Orange Juice? devaspawn Cider Forum 39 06-10-2011 01:11 AM
Juice concentrate fermenting by itself johann olaffson Mead Forum 0 07-20-2009 12:48 AM
Juice fermenting guidlines: are there any? csh8428 General Techniques 8 05-21-2009 07:22 PM
fermenting orange juice toularat Wine Making Forum 1 04-01-2009 07:57 PM
fermenting orange juice toularat Cider Forum 2 10-12-2008 12:03 AM