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Old 09-07-2012, 11:48 PM   #1
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I was mid batch making cider from concentrate when I realized one of the cans was concentrated OJ. Has anyone else added a little orange juice to their cider and more importantly how did it turn out.
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:49 AM   #2
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Wow, nice accident. I wonder if the acids in it will harm the yeast. What were the ingredients?
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:58 AM   #3
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I have not, but depending on how large a batch you make it should ferment fine. (If it were all orange juice, itd be difficult. If its 10 cans apple, 1 orange, fine) dont know what the flavor might be like though.
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Old 09-08-2012, 01:18 AM   #4
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I have heard that straight orange juice is rather unpleasant when fermented, but it'd be interesting to see how this mix comes out.
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:04 AM   #5
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Recipe was 11 16oz. Cans of Apple juice, and 1 12oz. Can of cranberry juice for a little color and tartness, and then the sleeper OJ. So it shouldn't affect much, but I was curious if anyone had internationally tried it.
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:30 AM   #6
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Here's a recipe that calls for a little bit of citrus for balance when the proper apples cannot be obtained.

I haven't tried this yet.

http://www.urbanpeasantsf.com/events...hard_cider.pdf
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:59 PM   #7
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Update, this is the best cider I have made to date. It was good enough at bottling that I made another batch. The second batch I did use a 12 oz. can of pulp free OJ instead of a 16 oz. can of regular OJ to tone down the citrus abit. This was clean, crisp and had just enough residual sweetness and citrus tart, to make me want to pour a second (or third) glass.
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Nice, you never know until you try.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:17 PM   #9
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I am going to try this!! So... You used a can of pulp free concentrate, mixed with water?
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:08 PM   #10
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How much water went into the batch?
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