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Old 04-06-2010, 12:47 PM   #1
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Default Looking For Truly Sweet Cider.....

As title states, I'd like to make a real sweet cider. I have to bottle condition so I need a way to keep it sweet. I would love to not have to back sweeten if possible.

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Old 04-06-2010, 01:07 PM   #2
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You could use a nonfermentable sweetener, like lactose, or an artificial sweetener like Splenda.


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Old 04-06-2010, 01:52 PM   #3
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Personally, I don't find lactose to be all that sweet. I suspect it would take pounds & pounds to make a dry cider into a sweet cider. While I hate to recommend it, I would go with the artificial sweetener.
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Old 04-06-2010, 02:51 PM   #4
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If you are OK with drinking it still, you can cold crash it and retain the natural apple sugar. Cider is more like wine than beer in that it tastes fine still. It is better to have something that tastes good still rather than unnatural tasting but sparkling. If you want carbonation you can always bottle pasteurize
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:18 PM   #5
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I'd like to keep it sweet & carb it.......what is the bottle pasteurize you speak of?
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:21 PM   #6
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You could use a sugar alcohol like Xylitol or Sorbitol. Won't ferment and no artificial sweetener taste.
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You could use a sugar alcohol like Xylitol or Sorbitol. Won't ferment and no artificial sweetener taste.
Interesting...........
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:47 PM   #8
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You could use a sugar alcohol like Xylitol or Sorbitol. Won't ferment and no artificial sweetener taste.
Those sugar alcohols, even with just the amount in 2 sticks of sugar free gum, give me the runs.
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:56 PM   #9
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alright got the yeast farts so don't want the SWMBO dealing with that issue for sure..
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I used a product called 'Wine Conditioner' once, I believe it is non-fermentable sugar, but it may also contain stuff to kill yeast...


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