Originally Posted by LexxTalon
that's actually what I was thinking about doing... and it'll give me an opportunity to taste it with JUST the vanilla tea as well...
I've read several versions of this on these forums... but am still debating the risk... lol!
Also... A few friends have voiced their apprehension to drinking cider with the layer of lees at the bottom of the bottle... so I'm also trying to solve that issue. I've managed to use glasses and plastic cups to avoid this thus far... but would like to start giving them as gifts... so... I need to fix the issue.
I cold crashed a few batches with some decent results... but again... tons of lees left... and the opportunity for aging outside the cold environment is non-existent.
I'm considering an attempt at cold crashing the entire batch... then racking to a bucket... and then sweetening with AJ concentrate and bottling. This should keep it lightly carbbed at least... obviously nowhere near the CO2 level of commercial ciders... but an acceptable trade-off for flavor.