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Old 01-26-2010, 07:26 PM   #71
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All I have on hand is champagne yeast. Will that work?

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Old 01-26-2010, 11:10 PM   #72
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It will be different (and dry) but tasty.

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All I have on hand is champagne yeast. Will that work?
Champagne yeast will dry out this cider even more, and will probably take longer to age out, ending up tasting more like wine than cider. I really suggest waiting for a bit and get some ale yeast, you'll be waiting quite a bit for it to ferment/age so why not wait a few days and pick up some ale yeast.

Course, It'll still be tasty, just different, as Coastarine said.
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Old 02-15-2010, 12:39 PM   #74
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The lads on jimshomebrew.co.uk do a variation on this that they call turbo cider and some of them grate bramley cooking apples to make up the acids instead of the lime, the grated apples just go into the primary as you do with the lime. Tea additions etc are as with this one.

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Old 03-02-2010, 02:11 AM   #75
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Hi there, im relatively new to all this but really want to have a go at this one. just wondering what you use for "yeast nutrients"?

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Old 03-02-2010, 02:16 AM   #76
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Hi there, im relatively new to all this but really want to have a go at this one. just wondering what you use for "yeast nutrients"?
i use some I bought at the local home brew shop, I think it was by FerMax or something. looks like this: http://www.rebelbrewer.com/shoppingcart/products/FerMax-Yeast-Nutrient-%252d-4-oz..html# although any other yeast nutrient would do.
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:39 AM   #77
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Yeah, I use generic nutrient from my LHBS which is listed on the label as 'diammonium phosphate and yeast hulls'. Works wonders. The yeast hulls provide a source of zinc, and the DAP is needed for the yeast to produce ATP since apple juice is mostly sugar and not much else.

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Thanks alot for that! Ok so the only other thing I want to make sure i understand; if using a store bought apple juice.. then surely that has been pasteurized and is no longer fermentable. Do you not need to add sugar or some sort of fermentable for the yeast to eat?

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Thanks alot for that! Ok so the only other thing I want to make sure i understand; if using a store bought apple juice.. then surely that has been pasteurized and is no longer fermentable. Do you not need to add sugar or some sort of fermentable for the yeast to eat?
I use Motts for my ciders. Works fine. As long as there is no benzoate or sorbate or other such garbage on the label it will work fine.
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[QUOTE=benedict;1918007 then surely that has been pasteurized and is no longer fermentable. Do you not need to add sugar or some sort of fermentable for the yeast to eat?[/QUOTE]


Pasteurisation does not mean something is no longer fermentable, just that amy wild yeast or bacteria in it has been killed and hence as long as it remains sterile it won't ferment. Adding a new form of infection (brewers yeast) will cause fermentation to start, preservatives might cause the issue of which you speak but not pasteurisation.

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