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Old 10-11-2010, 07:38 PM   #961
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Do most of you use campden if you are using fresh cider?
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Old 10-12-2010, 07:07 AM   #962
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Just finished up and got this into my carboy...but I'm wondering about the hop flavor. I tasted my hydro sample out of curiosity and just tasted pure sweet apple. Do the hops start to show themselves when the gravity drops a bit? Or did I somehow screw this up?

Followed the recipe on the front page but substituted 1lb light DME for 1lb wheat DME since I couldn't find the torrified.

 
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Old 10-12-2010, 01:48 PM   #963
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I have previously read most the posts before, but have a q I did not see. I followed OP almost to a T, using 3056 yeast instead. I have made this before using 1.65# DME and 3.75 gal AJ, and had an OG of 1.053.

My current batch had 4 gal AJ and 2# DME, 1 light 1 amber. I wrote the OG down somewhere weird and cannot find it. Not knowing the specs on AJ, what would you guestimate the OG to be? Is it still around 53 or climbing to 60?

 
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Old 10-12-2010, 04:59 PM   #964
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well I made this batch..and while it's ok...I probably won't keg another again. I followed original recipe to the letter..no additions of nothing. Kegged, aged and carbed.....still to sour and green applish for my tastes.

Going back to the simple Ckville recipes I think.
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:37 AM   #965
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did anyone else loose there krausen after about two days of fermenting mine had a good inch of it when i pitched... then it changed to a beautiful frosty white foam.. now its all gone
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Old 10-13-2010, 02:24 PM   #966
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Has anyone ever tried this with the Wyeast Belgian Schelde? I have a packet left over and was wondering how that would turn out? Any opinions.
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:59 PM   #967
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I have everything to make a batch of this except for hop/grain bags. I will pick them up tomorrow and start this in a few days. I am following the original recipe and will be using Amarillo hops.

 
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Old 10-14-2010, 02:16 AM   #968
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Used 0.5 oz cascades, C. 120, and fermented with S-04. Just bottled today after two weeks in a carboy. I ended up drinking about half a gallon this evening with swmbo, it is so much better than apfelhooch. Can't wait for it to carb, time for another batch!

 
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Old 10-14-2010, 02:41 AM   #969
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just made 5 gallons myself! I went with 120 and .5 oz of Cascade also. Pitched 2 packets of Notty and it is taking off after 6 hours. Juice was blend of Spy and Spy gold. OG was 1.058
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Old 10-14-2010, 02:54 AM   #970
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...it is so much better than apfelhooch.
FWIW, I didnt care for Apfelwein either, but I found a bottle the other day that was about a year old. It mellowed very nicely. Tasted very much like a dry, less-sweet Hornsby's.
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