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Old 06-09-2009, 05:11 AM   #1
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For this cider I followed the GRAFF recipe in the cider section. I changed it a bit by not using hops, and subbing 1 gallon apple juice for 1 gallon blueberry juice ($24, stupid expensive for one gallon). I did not want the balance to tart the slight bitter hops add, I wanted the tart of the blueberry to come through.

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This tastes very tart and has a sour character as well. This tart is what you get up front, it is pronounced only to be calmed down by a touch of malt. The finish is blueberry with a hint of apple. This was surprising to me because I only used 1 gallon of blueberry, but at $24 a gallon I am glad it did its job.


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looks great!
i have been following you cider work closly
and have been adding malt to my ciders and hav never been happer thanks brandon
i still make cyzers too but i like the low point cider with malt wee hops and a good hef yeast
i never liked the dextros route(hochy) i use honey when makeing an apple wine.
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Get your juice at Whole Foods!
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Get your juice at Whole Foods!
The blueberry juice? I'll have to check them out. For my apple juice I always get the fresh pressed stuff from costco.
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looks great!
i have been following you cider work closly
and have been adding malt to my ciders and hav never been happer thanks brandon
i still make cyzers too but i like the low point cider with malt wee hops and a good hef yeast
i never liked the dextros route(hochy) i use honey when makeing an apple wine.
I know what you mean man, i love the flavor profile of a slightly malted cider.
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Old 06-20-2009, 07:58 PM   #7
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What's a good way to use fresh blueberries instead of juice? I just bought a whole mess of them.
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Old 06-21-2009, 12:17 AM   #8
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How does this tart/sour profile compare to say, a Kriek Lambic? I know, 2 different animals, but right now, it's what comes to my mind from your description & I'm curious about it as I happen to have 10lbs of blueberries in the freezer, waiting for me to do something. Regards, GF.
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I actually thought the tart was right on, but the sour was less than a lambic, similar but less.


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