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Old 04-21-2008, 11:27 PM   #1
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Default Raspberry Apple Cider

Recipe Type: Extract
Yeast: Red Star Champagne yeast
Yeast Starter: Nope
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: None
Batch Size (Gallons): 4
Original Gravity: 1.058
Final Gravity: 1.000
Boiling Time (Minutes): None
Color: Red
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 30 days at 69 degrees

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.

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ooo Im def gonna try this-

Heard that the concentrates sometimes hinder fermentation due to preservatives.

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

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

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splenda?



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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?

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

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

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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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