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Ooompa Loompa 04-21-2008 11:27 PM

Raspberry Apple Cider
 
3 gallons Wal Mart Apple Juice
1 can apple/raspberry frozen juice concentrate (Wal Mart brand)
2 cans blueberry/pomegranate frozen juice concentrate (Wal Mart brand)
3/4 gallon of water
1 lb regular granulated table sugar
1 packet Red Star Champagne yeast

Mix all the above ingredients together, put them in a carboy, pitch the yeast, then wait 30 days and bottle. That's really all there is to it.

At bottling:
1/2 lb lactose
4 oz raspberry flavoring (sold at all major brew stores for flavoring beers)
4 oz priming sugar

This turned out soooooo nice. I only bottled it a week ago, so it's only very very lightly carbed, but I had to try one it tastes amazing. The lactose brings a nice sweetness to it, and the raspberry flavoring worked into it beautifully. I would compare this to malt beverages like Mikes, Smirnoff, Zima, ect, except I think it's tons better (and at around 7.5% abv it has a lot more of a kick). With all the ingredients included it only cost around $25 which yeilded me 41 bottles, so it only costs around .65/bottle (vs the previously mentioned malt beverages which cost around $8 for a 6 pack). If you're looking for something that the non beer drinkers will enjoy I would definately give this a shot.

MikeFlynn74 05-03-2008 08:26 AM

ooo Im def gonna try this-

Heard that the concentrates sometimes hinder fermentation due to preservatives.

Ooompa Loompa 05-05-2008 02:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MikeFlynn74 (Post 664185)
ooo Im def gonna try this-

Heard that the concentrates sometimes hinder fermentation due to preservatives.


I made sure the only additives were ascorbic acid. Let me know if you do make it and how you like it. I can't stop "sampling" the ones I've got. Just drank one last night actually. It's almost fully carbed.

warboss100 06-03-2008 01:48 PM

was the walmart apple juice from concentrate or not from concentrate, the cans of concentrate how much roughly did they hold "liquid wise"

scinerd3000 06-03-2008 04:28 PM

any idea what i can backsweten with other than lactose? i have some freinds that are intolerant

MikeFlynn74 06-04-2008 01:58 AM

splenda?



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EricCSU 06-08-2008 08:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ooompa Loompa (Post 648712)

At bottling:
1/2 lb lactose
4 oz raspberry flavoring (sold at all major brew stores for flavoring beers)
4 oz priming sugar


How much water do you use to mix the priming sugars and flavoring?

Thanks,

Eric

Ooompa Loompa 06-08-2008 09:20 PM

The flavoring is added directly to the bottling bucket. The priming sugar is dissolved in about 1.5 cups of water.

EricCSU 06-09-2008 02:11 PM

Once my apfelwein is bottled I will have a secondary carboy available and this is definitely going into it. Thanks for the recipe.

Eric

Ooompa Loompa 09-07-2008 04:35 AM

I had 2 of these left and just popped one open. All I can say is wow. This stuff is plenty tastey young, but it has now aged 5 months, and is even better.


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