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Old 11-15-2010, 07:49 PM   #1
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I'm making a 1 Gal batch of Spiced Winter Cider from Organic Apple Juice. I know I should use the following;

Cloves
Cinnamon
Allspice
Orange peel/Orange juice?
Nutmeg (maybe?)

Does it matter if I use Ground versions of the above spices, and how much should I add to the batch of each? Anyone with any experience here?

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Old 11-15-2010, 07:55 PM   #2
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I have not experienced myself but I have read both here and other places that the Oranges citrus can kill the yeast. But your ingredients sound good.


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Ground/powdered spices tend to make a mess. Whole/cracked spices are easier to work with & can easily be removed when the desired flavour level has been reached. Just use a hop bag & put your whole/cracked spices in it with a couple sanitized marbles to hold it down. You can tie a length of fishing line onto it & just let it hang over the lip of the carbouy & replace your stopper; the stopper will hold it in place. And the orange zest will work just fine. Regards, GF.
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I've managed to find some ready-cracked spices in a mulling kit in my cupboard! So it's ready tied, i'll just add a little orange and hang it over the side like you say. that's a great idea...would you recommend just tasting to see when the desired level's there?
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These are the basic ingredients in apple pie spice mix, as well as pumpkin pie spice minus the orange peel. I just bottled my winter spiced cider last Friday, back sweetened with molasses & brown sugar. I did use ground spices wrapped in a coffee filter, it worked fine for me. It was just what I was going for! However, I think mulling spices would be great too. Now I am just waiting for it to carb up, it is going a bit slow this time around due to the coolness of my house during the day. Popped the top on a tester last night and almost no fizz. During the summer months, 3 days is all it takes to carb up nice.
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I'm making a 1 Gal batch of Spiced Winter Cider from Organic Apple Juice. I know I should use the following;

Cloves
Cinnamon
Allspice
Orange peel/Orange juice?
Nutmeg (maybe?)

Does it matter if I use Ground versions of the above spices, and how much should I add to the batch of each? Anyone with any experience here?

Cheers.
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Sounds lovely! Do mollasses ferment? They're very cheap here on account of our carribbean community
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Don't use cloves.
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Molasses is fermented to make rum, I think...
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Yes, molasses has natural sugars in it and gives the cider a lovely, warm flavor. It also imparts a dark, smoky colour to the cider which is nice as well. I like blending different types of sweetners to give a bit more depth to my ciders (all 3 batches of them). LOL
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Don't use cloves.
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