Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > Back Sweetening Splenda Vs. Lactose
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-12-2011, 11:38 PM   #1
highjumphero
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Zimmerman, MN
Posts: 9
Default Back Sweetening Splenda Vs. Lactose

I am thinking about back sweetening a cider, but I am unsure if I should go with splenda or lactose. Anyone have a taste preference? I don't want it to taste like diet soda (I have had a few diet sodas and had a NutraSweet taste in my mouth the next day) , but I would like to bottle carbonate some rather than keg it all.


__________________
Cheers!
Jonathan
Sandy Lake Estate Brewing Co
highjumphero is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2011, 12:21 AM   #2
ACbrewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Posts: 1,624
Liked 105 Times on 95 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

take a look at this sticky/link about stove top pasturizing and consider using sugar.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f32/easy...g-pics-193295/

From what I've read
Lactose - pro -yeast can't digest it. Con can give a milk/creamy flavor and those who are lactose intollerant might have issues. Very good in your chocolate milk stout, but perhaps a cider would suffer.
Splenda - pro yeast can't digest it and it doesn't take like milk... con it tastes like splenda... Same with any other artifical sweetener. So the flavor could come through depending on how much you use.


ACbrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2011, 08:52 PM   #3
highjumphero
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Zimmerman, MN
Posts: 9
Default

Thanks ACbrewer!
That would work great, I will probably just back sweeten with apple juice in my bottling bucket keg most of it and bottle the rest and pasteurize the bottles when they are ready.
__________________
Cheers!
Jonathan
Sandy Lake Estate Brewing Co
highjumphero is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 07:33 PM   #4
highjumphero
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Zimmerman, MN
Posts: 9
Default

I ended up back sweetening it with 1 gallon of apple juice. Turned out great! I kegged most of the cider and bottled the rest. When the bottles carbed up I threw them in the dishwasher to pasteurize. The kegged cider is better, pasteurizing made the alcohol flavor stand out more in the bottled cider.
__________________
Cheers!
Jonathan
Sandy Lake Estate Brewing Co
highjumphero is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 09:50 PM   #5
Safa
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Posts: 439
Liked 30 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Great!

Give the bottles a few weeks, I've always heard that the alcohol flavour can mellow a little with time.

Edit: Oh****. Totally though I was reading a different thread. Apologies for the resurrection. Stupid multi-tab surfing!
__________________
A little irreverence is good for the soul
Safa is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 04:04 PM   #6
Kashue
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 94
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

All this dishwasher talk makes me jealous that mine doesn't have a sanitize cycle. I also don't know how hot it gets- I'd hate to open my dishwasher to find it full of shattered bottles and wasted booze :/

Perhaps a test wash is in order soon.
Kashue is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 06:07 PM   #7
high5apparatus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Posts: 278
Liked 120 Times on 52 Posts
Likes Given: 59

Default

I would never have thought of pasteurizing in my dish washer. Holy smokes.


__________________
Manta Brewing
Bottled: Chili Beer, Bourbon Aged Apfelwein Cider
Fermentation: Bourbon Honey Ale, Olde English IPA
Pipeline: Citra Pounding XIPA, Vanilla Cream Ale
http://www.brewtoad.com/users/10067
high5apparatus is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Back sweetening with Lactose Ravenshead Cider Forum 3 06-14-2011 01:25 AM
Back sweetening kkbait Cider Forum 2 01-31-2011 01:28 AM
Lactose -vs- Splenda, sweet cider Ottis Cider Forum 2 07-01-2010 11:55 PM
Back sweetening whithout lactose??? Rhys79 Cider Forum 9 05-02-2008 06:57 PM
sweetening with lactose? jmulligan Cider Forum 3 10-03-2007 01:10 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS