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Old 08-08-2012, 12:41 PM   #1
Youretheguy
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Sep 2011
Wappingers Falls, NY
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Recently I have been craving a cider and black but none of the pubs here in the states serve them, let alone know what one is. I got to thinking about what it might be like to mix some cider and black currant extract before fermentation at the 1 shot to 1 pint ratio. Has anyone tried this?
I realize it would be easier to just add some black currant syrup to my finished cider but I'm looking for a new brewing experiment anyway.

 
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:47 PM   #2
jamesrt2004
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Aug 2012
coventry, west midlands (UK)
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if you can get hold of Lowicz Blackcurrant Syrup (440ml) thats great to use..


4 liters apple juice
one bottle of Lowicz Blackcurrant Syrup.
1tsp tannin (or very very strong tea)
pectin enzyme
yeast nutrient
yeast

makes a perfect cider and black for me, i generally use about 3.5l of apple though and 1 and half bottles of the syrup for more flavor!

 
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:02 PM   #3
Youretheguy
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Sep 2011
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if you can get hold of Lowicz Blackcurrant Syrup (440ml) thats great to use..


4 liters apple juice
one bottle of Lowicz Blackcurrant Syrup.
1tsp tannin (or very very strong tea)
pectin enzyme
yeast nutrient
yeast

makes a perfect cider and black for me, i generally use about 3.5l of apple though and 1 and half bottles of the syrup for more flavor!
Awesome. Thanks for the suggestion. Do you stop the fermentation early so that it doesn't come out too dry?

 
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:12 PM   #4
UpstateMike
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Nov 2011
Brockport, NY
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if you can get hold of Lowicz Blackcurrant Syrup (440ml) thats great to use.
Looks like a Polish product distributed mostly in the UK. Most places seem to be out of stock, looking for a USA dealer.

The recipe looks great and easy to do, I think Nottingham would be a great yeast choice for this one.
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Oh, and get a hydrometer. Psychic brewing is great and all, but hard numbers get rid of MUCH of the guess work.
"No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for your stomach’s sake and your frequent infirmities." ~ 1 Timothy 5:23

 
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:12 PM   #5
Jas53
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Mar 2012
Plymouth, Michigan
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Looks like a Polish product distributed mostly in the UK. Most places seem to be out of stock, looking for a USA dealer.

The recipe looks great and easy to do, I think Nottingham would be a great yeast choice for this one.
Available at most Polish import stores or Polish deli's.

 
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