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Old 06-30-2013, 04:57 AM   #141
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It is sitting at a mere 11.81%abv. :tank
jesus christ. what did you do to get that high of and alcohol content

edit: more specificly what was the sugar content of the cider used? how much dextrose was added? and what were your OG and FG?
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:58 PM   #142
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jesus christ. what did you do to get that high of and alcohol content

edit: more specificly what was the sugar content of the cider used? how much dextrose was added? and what were your OG and FG?
The last batch I did finished as 11.65% ABV. I can post my version of the recipie when I get home later tonite. Basically just cramming it with sugar and backsweetning with frozen concenrated Apple juice when bottling. It helps that the notty ale yeast is a trooper and keeps going and going and going.
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5 gal cheap safeway apple juice
3# brown sugar
2# white sugar
5 cinnamon sticks
4 tsp ground nutmeg
5 packets safeway milk chocolate hot coca mix
1 packet nottingham dry ale yeast
2 12 oz. cans frozen concentrated apple jiuce for priming and backsweetening at the end.

OG: 1.088-1.090
FG: 1.002
ABV: 11.65%
Let ferment for 2-3 weeks, transfer to bottling bucket and backsweeten, age for 1-2 weeks untill desired level of carbonation acheived, and referigerate.

I am looking forward to trying bulk aging in a keg for a few months. This only gets better with time. This is a constant in my pipeline. The SWMBO loves it! (And as long as I make this for her, I can do what I want with little greif!)
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:45 PM   #143
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Haha notty is a great yeast!! Just a heads up. I always use a blow off tube with it though. And drunk emu cider is tasty as all hell. I am looking at getting some extra kegs and making a batch of this!! So tasty!

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so I just finish this up for my first batch of cider. I added some whiskey soaked oak chips and just a Scootch more white sugar...... after all was said and done I ended up with a 1.100 OG I pitched an English cider yeast to attempt to get it nice and dry. if I hit my desired FG I'll be looking at about 13.25%....

I also used about 60 g of Nestl cocoa powder rather than hot chocolate mix.

I'm hoping for a high ABV oaky sweet cider to mess up all my friends.

any tips on how I can get my yeast to do the best job it can? I used white labs WLP775 English cider yeast.

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update:

fermentation is under way. the kraussen on this sucker looks pretty evil. because of how much cocoa i put in it and the yeast (which sits at the bottom) there is this dark brown kraussen that forms huge bubbles. it looks like the chocolate swamp in candy land!

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It adds a very subtle chocolate "hint". It's tricky to explain beyond that.
i am not getting that chocolate hint really, a taste that i can't describe, that is why i am hoping it will fade away with time. I think if I were to repeat this recipe i would leave the hot chocolate mix out.
This stuff definately has a strong alcohol taste!
yeah I got very much the same results. I don't care for it all that much. I'll definitely have to back sweeten to take the edge off. I found that a 20ml raw honey/1 cup ratio makes it pretty tolerable. my girlfriend loves it right out of primary. she said she could drink it all day.

I'm going to put it on some gas and see if it makes it taste a bit better.
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UPDATE. so this has bulk aged a bit and i have tried to settle as much as i can out of the cider before i bottle. I put the gas on it and everythign that had settled came out of the tap first as a chocolatey sludge, followed by an opaque cider that tastes like its just about ready. im going to taste it in a week or so and see. then once im happy im going to bottle a bunch then serve up the rest to my buddies. im sure this will be in demand year around.

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I so need to get this on tap! Let me know how this goes?

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UPDATE. so this has bulk aged a bit and i have tried to settle as much as i can out of the cider before i bottle. I put the gas on it and everythign that had settled came out of the tap first as a chocolatey sludge, followed by an opaque cider that tastes like its just about ready. im going to taste it in a week or so and see. then once im happy im going to bottle a bunch then serve up the rest to my buddies. im sure this will be in demand year around.
I usually bottle this. It ages amazing. I will be kegging a batch in the future. Keeping the SWMBO happy!
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