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Old 05-05-2012, 06:48 PM   #1
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looking for a good cider with a 8 month to 1 year fermentation/aging time, between 10 and 13% ABV
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:18 PM   #2
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Good cider apples and brown sugar is your best bet no matter what recipe you end up choosing. I've only made relatively shorter yield ciders with Nottingham Ale Yeast so I don't have a recommendation for you there.

 
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:46 AM   #3
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Good cider apples and brown sugar is your best bet no matter what recipe you end up choosing. I've only made relatively shorter yield ciders with Nottingham Ale Yeast so I don't have a recommendation for you there.
what about yeast, what yeasts work well with high gravity?
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:25 PM   #4
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couple of suggestions

Boil 2 gallons of cider down to one gallon (I've done this--leaves a little residual sweetness)

Add several cans of AJ concentrate rather than sugar to increase your abv.

 
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:10 PM   #5
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what about yeast, what yeasts work well with high gravity?
Lalvin EC-1118 is a high tolerance champagne yeast, good up to 18%.

Lalvin Ec-1118 Datasheet
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:10 AM   #6
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ok just put it all in the primary, 6lb's brown sugar, 32oz apple juice concentrate, 4.5 gallons Treetop 3 Apple Blend (very tasty stuff), Lalvin EC-1118 yeast and yeast nutrient, gonna move to secondary in 1 month, then bottle 2 months after that, and open the first bottle May of 2013

OG was 1.10, should yield around 13%
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