All Grain Yeast:
Safale S-05 Yeast Starter:
- Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter:
nutrient & energizer Batch Size (Gallons):
5 Original Gravity:
1.060 Final Gravity:
- Boiling Time (Minutes):
No boil Color:
Dark Amber Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
2 Weeks *70f Additional Fermentation:
Would improve if fermented at lower temp for a longer period. Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
1 Week *70f Tasting Notes:
I find it to be the clone of Samuel Smith\'s Hard Cider with more alc.
EDIT: S-04 YEAST INSTEAD OF S-05 (Nottingham is also an excellent choice and is becoming my new favorite)
Original Applekush Recipe: semi dry 7% alc
-6 Containers of Langer's Apple Cider (tried them all this is the best!)$5.00/ea
-420 grams of Dextrose. (I use triple beam balance scale to weigh).~$1.25/lb
-660 grams of Turbinado. (1 whole bag of what is in the picture)$6.00/bag
-1 packet Safale S-04 $4.25/pack (Also had good luck with Nottingham, S-05, Wyeast cider, 1118, and Premier Cuvee)
-1 tspn of each Yeast nutrient & Energizer in doses, Day after pitch,five days,ten.~$1.00(if even)
-1/2 tbs Malic acid at bottling time.~$1.00
-pectic enzyme('optional' clarifier)
-Dump 4 containers of A.J. into carboy.
-Take the last two containers and dump them out half way.
-Take one half full containers pour A.J. into pot & pour in the terbinado turn the burner on low and stir until the sugar is dissolved and pour into carboy.
-Take the Dextrose Pour that into the last container of A.J. followed by the Yeast. Lid it & give it a shake, let is sit for a few minutes then shake it again then pour into carboy.
There are many ways of going about bottling everyone has there own way. I personally like it semi-dry and very carbonated. What I've found is turbinado is not 100% fermentable leaving behind some sweetness when it's finished. For me it leaves the perfect amount of sweetness behind leaving it what i describe as semi-dry. Using an ale yeast leaves behind more apple flavor for sure imo which helps as well. So imo, all together the taste is superior to less flavorful brews like apfelwine for example.
So for me, 2 weeks in primary, 1 week in secondary, keg after secondary, force carb, and wait a little as long as you can (1day-3months to age) is all i can ever do, then i leave it in the keg till its gone tapping off a gallon at a time into a growler and refrigerating for consumption.
total cost: $37.00 for five gallons=55 bottles @ .67cents/bottle. Compared to the typical price, $9.00 six pack AngryOrchard=~$1.50/bottle.. simply no comparison
Any questions p.m. me ill gladly answer.
Any comments about your attempt at the Original Applekush are very appreciated, Thanks for reading and good luck!!!