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Old 09-01-2008, 12:57 AM   #21
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Most females I know like their wines slightly sweet. I think I need to find a way to sweeten this up but not make it taste funky at the same time.

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Old 09-01-2008, 12:18 PM   #22
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Is that Ceres fruit juice i see? From South Africa?

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Old 09-04-2008, 03:10 PM   #23
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Yes, they are.
Ceres Fruit Juices

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Old 09-04-2008, 03:13 PM   #24
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Ah those are the best juices! I used to buy them all the time when I lived in Cape Town, practically grew up on them. Ceres and Liquifruit.

Wish I could get em here

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Most females I know like their wines slightly sweet. I think I need to find a way to sweeten this up but not make it taste funky at the same time.
Add a splash of Sprite - That will sweeten it up. You can also use Splenda - it's non-fermentable so you won't have to worry about the yeast having an extra snack.
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Old 09-09-2008, 12:36 AM   #26
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Add a splash of Sprite - That will sweeten it up. You can also use Splenda - it's non-fermentable so you won't have to worry about the yeast having an extra snack.
I think using 7up or sprite would work. Good too since the alcohol is rather strong in this cider. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 09-09-2008, 12:38 AM   #27
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Ah those are the best juices! I used to buy them all the time when I lived in Cape Town, practically grew up on them. Ceres and Liquifruit.

Wish I could get em here

I have to agree. But I had drank before Harvey Fresh (Australian brand) and in my opinion, it taste better. More "appley" so to speak. However, both are the best I can find here in Singapore.
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Old 09-14-2008, 03:34 PM   #28
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Opened the Apfelwein. 3 weeks in the fermenter.



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Old 09-14-2008, 05:11 PM   #29
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I'm making an apfelwein with 5 gallons of apple juice, 1 gallon of half pomegranate half white grape juice, and two pounds of corn sugar. I'm using the same wine yeast, but I think that it will be very good.

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Old 09-15-2008, 03:54 PM   #30
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For me, I added 1kg of dextrose instead of 1lb of dextrose. It is pretty strong wine I am having now. Thus, I think it will need a little more aging for it to really shine.

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