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Old 10-04-2012, 11:57 PM   #11

Also, try making a nice cider - check out the cider forum here at HBT http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f32/ Lots of good info there. My wife loves it when I make a simple draft style cider with apple juice, pectic enzyme and Nottingham yeast. Easy peasy. Another great source of info is www.makinghardcider.com



 
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:00 AM   #12
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Inside the juice, the yeast will begin its sweet, sweet science -it will convert the fructose of the juice into alcohol and carbonation.

Hahaha, that line is hilarious.

$10 for a hooch kit, they must be making a killing.
yeah this is hilarious. And carbonation? Seriously? With an airlock? Come on man



 
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:07 AM   #13
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yeah this is hilarious. And carbonation? Seriously? With an airlock? Come on man
Well, if it's still fermenting, it'll be a little carbonated. Certainly not like you'd expect out of a beer or a real carbonated beverage though.

 
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:45 AM   #14
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I don't plan on bottleing this stuff. I'm honestly gonna just drink it with some friends straight from the bottle haha. After seeing how that works I'll probably fiddle with it a bit more, maybe using an actual carboy (gasp). I gotta keep things small scale, seeing as I'm in a dorm room, and even though my campus allows beer and wine, your not supposed to make your own...

 
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:56 AM   #15
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Just make sure the stopper you get fits the 1 gallon jugs of Tree Top.

 
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:17 AM   #16
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Just put in the champagne yeast today. Stoked for the progress. I love watching the fermentation process. Little yeasties making all my booze! At the moment I'm making a blueberry ocean spray juice into alcohol juice. Hopefully it will be good. I'll let ya know how it turns out in the next day or two.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:21 PM   #17
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I remember trying this a few times back in college with Welches grape, apple, and cranberry juices. Never came out with anything high quality, but it wasn't bad and it was strong. I always had better luck with the frozen concentrates than the regular bottles (less preservatives maybe?). I just used a balloon with a couple pin-prick holes in it for an airlock and a gallon PET bottle for a fermenter. Not bad if you're just looking for a cheap drunk (better than Boonesfarm or MD2020 or whatever), or just want some novelty "hobo-wine" for sh!ts and giggles.

Eventually I realized making beer wasn't really much more complicated, so I moved onto that instead. I still make cheap "cider" sometimes though this way using unpasteurized/preservative free apple juice.

Good luck on your efforts, and let us know how it turns out.
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:59 PM   #18
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Does it make a difference if the juice is unpasteurized? This stuff has no preservatives, but it is pasteurized, I suppose that might have some effect?

 
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:00 PM   #19
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Pasteurized is fine, all that means is it was heated briefly up to at least 160*F to kill off any bacteria or yeast

 
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:49 PM   #20
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Nah, as far as I know the only thing that really matters are the preservatives. I've heard that certain preservatives can really affect fermentation (or prevent it), though I can't really remember which ones to look for/avoid.


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