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Old 08-19-2010, 03:36 PM   #881
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What were your OG and FG? I still have another week before I can bottle. Smells great thru the airlock tho.
It appears i either didn't take an OG or didn't write it down. FG at bottling was 1.008
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:04 PM   #882
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Bottling this weekend.....can't wait to try this one.

Anyone have tasting notes on this one....what should I expect in reguards to taste.

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Old 08-25-2010, 05:09 PM   #883
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GOOD! thats how i describe it

i read in a comment somewhere in the pages the suggestion to bottle w/ 1cup of splenda to add some sweetness. I think if I do this again, I would do that.

Mine has been bottle carbing for 2 weeks now, but everyone thats tried one so far loves it, but all think it would be even better if a little sweeter. I have to concur.

But its good!

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Old 08-25-2010, 05:16 PM   #884
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Also wondering how much sugar (corn or cane) people are adding for carbination???

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Old 08-25-2010, 07:03 PM   #885
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Tastes like Hornsby's cider to me.

I added 5oz of dextrose, boiled in 1 cup water, to my bottling bucket at bottling.

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Old 08-26-2010, 01:19 AM   #886
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Can someone give a good detailed description on the taste, nose, and overall characters of this brew? I have never tried a Hornsby's or Magners...so I still don't know what it tastes like. I have been hesitant to make this because of the malts and hops in it..and figured it would taste More "beer" like than cider like....so am in need of input..I did buy the ingredients to make this, but just a little hesitant until I know what it tastes like. I have made the Applebee clone before and didn't care much for it..was a bit too dry and too "dark" flavored for me. But that's all I have to compare to. Other than Woodchuck and Strongbow, which we all know is light and sweet.

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Old 08-26-2010, 01:34 AM   #887
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Firsty, you have to age it. It isn't good until after at least a 3 weeks keg age. At that point, it becomes a refreshing tart/sour apple drink that is balanced by the malts. The hops aren't noticeable, and the malts give it a more body that thin cider. At the 3 week aging point, after complete fermentation, everyone will love it.

TL;DR - Make it. After aging for 3 weeks, It's awesome

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Old 08-30-2010, 02:58 PM   #888
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I hate waiting. i remember last time I made this there was a 72 hour lag time before fermentation really got underway... right now I've been waiting 48 hours and it looks like I'm going to have that same lag time again. its killing me!

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Old 08-30-2010, 09:37 PM   #889
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Just bottled my 5 gallon batch last nite with 5 oz of cane sugar.
OG:1.062
FG:1.014
ABV: 6.2 to 6.3

Still had krausen floating on the top.
Sample was very drinkable. No harsh alcohol taste. Still maintained slight apple taste.
Can't wait to try in 2-3 weeks

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Old 08-31-2010, 08:30 AM   #890
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Just made a batch, but I forgot I got enough grain to make 2 batches and used waaaaay too much torrified wheat.

1/2 lb crystal 60L
4 oz torrified wheat (T_T)
1 lb amber dme
1 lb light golden dme
1/2 oz cascade hops
4 gal whitehouse apple juice
1 pkg nottingham

O.G. 1.056

Can't wait to see how it turns out.

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