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Old 02-05-2007, 02:52 AM   #1
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Our Wal-mart has pasturized jugs of apple cider on clearance for $2 a gallon, so I bought 20 gallons... heh. I've got a few packs of Cotes De Blanc yeast and am going to try EdWorts recipe for Apfelwein. I know his calls for Tree Top apple juice and not apple cider but it should work out ok, right?

Anyone know of any adjustments to his recipe I should consider? I'm planning on adding between 1~2 #s of dextrose as he suggests...

 
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Old 02-05-2007, 03:06 AM   #2
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I would think the cider will take longer to clear.
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Old 02-05-2007, 03:18 AM   #3
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Yeah, I was thinking about that and don't know if I really care or not... I might try a batch straight from the bottle and another straining the cider on its way into the fermentor.

 
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Old 02-05-2007, 04:31 PM   #4

I'm going to try the likes of what you are doing with two 3 gallon batches.

One with Nottingham yeast w/o corn sugar.

One with 16 oz of Oregon Canned Raspberries and .5-1 lbs of corn sugar
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Old 02-05-2007, 07:54 PM   #5
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What's the alcohol range of cote des blancs compared to montrachet?
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Old 02-08-2007, 02:54 AM   #6

Here's a link to wine yeast info.

http://www.cfhb.org/mead/yeast_strains.htm#mont

http://www.lesaffreyeastcorp.com/wineyeast/cote.html
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Quote:
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I would think the cider will take longer to clear.
At $10.00 a batch Who cares?
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Old 02-08-2007, 03:13 AM   #8
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At $10.00 a batch Who cares?
my thoughts exactly...

 
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I don't care either...I was just making an observation...
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Old 02-08-2007, 03:27 AM   #10
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I've been drinking a Vinoka Hard Cider kit I bought cheap off eBay... turned out pretty tasty. That stuff normally sells for $54 for 5 gallons. I bought the kit on a whim for around $30 shipped.

If my attempt at Apfelwein with this cheap cider turns out anywhere near as good as everyone says it is... we'll I really don't care how clear it is. heh

 
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