Fructose & Dryness - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > Fructose & Dryness

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-27-2009, 08:55 PM   #1
digdan
 
digdan's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2005
Pasadena, CA
Posts: 494
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts



So here was my original recipe :

5 gallons apple juice (hytop from winco -- cost $3/gallon)
4 lbs Fructose ($1.75/lb)
1oz Centennial (9.5 alpha) 60 minutes
1oz Centennial (9.5 alpha) end of boil
1 packet Montrachet Yeast


Now this fermented with vigor and insanity, had some great Rhino fart smells to it. Brewed it a month ago.

Racked it off last week into a keg and force carbonated it.

Tasted it today, and it was horribly dry and had a flavor that is hard to describe.

I forgot about the pectin thing, so it is not very clear, but my question is

Was it the fructose addition? What can I do to improve the flavor?

Thanks,
Dig

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 09:40 PM   #2
david_42
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2005
Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,593
Liked 151 Times on 142 Posts


Definitely not the fructose, as that's the majority of the sugars in apple juice to start with. I'd bet on excessive bittering for the most of the weirdness. Your best bet is to kill the yeast and backsweeten with some apple juice concentrate.
__________________
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sweetnes/Dryness number SFBEER Winemaking Forum 1 09-17-2009 04:30 PM
sweetness and dryness john from dc General Techniques 8 11-19-2008 05:45 PM
harsh throat dryness artbrewer Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 07-11-2008 01:11 AM
% attenuation or FG causes dryness? Coastarine General Beer Discussion 2 06-01-2008 05:58 PM
Fructose ? Oakwoodforge Cider Forum 10 11-06-2007 06:20 PM


Forum Jump