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Old 02-14-2012, 12:10 AM   #131
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Tried another batch with apple juice instead of cider. Sulfer smell. Bigtime. Any idea how to get rid of it? It's been 6 days in the fermenter..

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Old 02-16-2012, 01:31 AM   #132
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Giving this one a try. Started it up yesterday and SG was 1.061. Used Fresh and Easy Fresh Pressed Apple Juice. Hopefully it turns out yummy.

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Old 02-24-2012, 11:12 PM   #133
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So, I brewed some of this up per the instructions in the first post except that I only brewed 2 gallons. I scaled everything down to half though.

Specific gravity started out around 1.06. It was in the primary fermenter for 48 hrs. Then I bottled it and it's been sitting for 12hrs. I just opened one to check it before I pasteurized (or waited the other 12hrs) and half of the bottled fizzed out when I opened it.

I'm not really sure what to do at this point since I'm pretty new to all of this. Is it safe to pasteurize now? Is there anything I can do about it being over carbonated? So lost. Help!

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Old 02-25-2012, 12:26 AM   #134
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it is not safe to pasteurize it like that

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Old 02-25-2012, 04:09 AM   #135
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Yeah, kind of figured. What I ended up doing was taking the caps off of all of the bottles and letting some of the carbonation out. Once they seemed calmer, I capped them again and pasteurized them immediately after. Nothing busted, so hopefully it's alright. Fingers crossed! As soon as they cool back to room temperature, I'll put them in the fridge.

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Old 02-25-2012, 10:09 PM   #136
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Great recipe! First batch was awesome. I've been researching yeast harvesting and have some jars in the fridge that I pulled from an amber ale I did. Would I be able to pitch this on this recipe? And do I need to make a starter?

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Old 02-26-2012, 05:21 PM   #137
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The first batch turned out pretty good. I didn't cold crash it before bottling and wish I would have. Mine ended up bottle conditioning for 3 days before I pasteurized it. I did have one blow up while pasteurizing it, thank god I did it in my boil pot with the lid on outside. No one got hurt. Next time I'm probably going to keg it and force carb then bottle it.

Thanks for the awesome recipe! Going to have to do it again soon.

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Old 02-29-2012, 07:34 AM   #138
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Tried out this recipe, started fermenting on Saturday and taste tested today. Great apple cider flavor up front, a little bit of a wine aftertaste. Will be racking, bottling, carbonating, and pasteurizing tomorrow.

Any ideas where the aftertaste is coming from? My first thought is yeast still floating in the cider as fermentation is still quite active.

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Old 03-01-2012, 04:30 PM   #139
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Not sure, I get a real funk aroma to mine... which I kind of liked. But it threw some friends off. I kegged my batch at 1.03, I think the funk came from active fermentation as it smelled like a carboy. The remnants of the keg afterwards looked like krausen too.

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Pretty pleased with the results, a clean, apple-y sparkling cider with some alcohol kick. Still a little wine flavor, but racking improved the flavors significantly. Will be doing this frequently.


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