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Old 10-15-2009, 08:18 PM   #1
MartyB
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Just bottle a 5-gal batch
5 gal Musselmans AJ
2lb honey
5tsp yeast nutrient and WB-06 yeast.
OG-1.062
FG-1.000
1 week in primary and 2 in secondary. Dropped out crystal clear.

Still had great apple smell, and didn't taste the bitterness reported about the WB-06 yeast. Maybe the honey helped mask or prevent it.

At 8.24% ABV, I'm going to label this one my "Cider Fall Down".
Have a few cider, you fall down.
Can't wait until it's carbed up to give it a try.
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:23 PM   #2
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Honey is a good idea, have you tried it with sugar too? What's the difference in taste?

 
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:42 PM   #3
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Haven't tried a batch with sugar yet.
Had 80lbs of honey here for mead making and decided I could spare 2lb for cider.
Since it didn't go completely dry, there should still be some residual honey flavor there, like that apple flavor, it should redevelop more as it ages.

I started with the "great dry sparkling cider" recipe from the recipes section.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f81/grea...-cider-117241/
(thanks Echo2112)
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:26 PM   #4
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Good to hear that the WB-06 worked out for you. I guess the difference is the juice. I havent used Musselmans, but just about all of the store stuff I tried had no tartness in the finish. The juice I get is pretty tart

 
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Old 10-16-2009, 01:14 PM   #5
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I'd call the Musselmans a balanced juice. It's not really tart, but not blah like a lot of store bought stuff. It's the Musselmans 100% Pure Premium not from concentrate.
Just blended juice and vitamin C.
Straight from the jug the stuff carries a OG of 1.051.
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Old 10-16-2009, 01:20 PM   #6
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Hmm, maybe I'll look for that if I run out of cider again next summer

 
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