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Old 09-09-2007, 09:31 PM   #1
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Default How to sweeten, carbonate, and bottle my cider

I am about to bottle my cider. I am looking to sweeten it up, am thinking of adding maltose to do that, 3/4 cup of sugar for priming and then bottle and wait. Right now it tastes fairly dry. What is a range of maltose I should add to get it fairly sweet?

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Old 09-10-2007, 01:15 AM   #2
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OK, here's how I am doing it.

Boil a quart of water, add 3/4 cup of corn sugar, 2 cups of maltose to the boiling water, add it to the bottling bucket and taste it for sweetness, adjust and bottle. I'll let you know how it goes.


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Old 09-10-2007, 01:37 AM   #3
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Might be too late, but a sure fired way to give your cider a sweet flavor is with splenda.

I added a cup at bottling time and it was great. Slightly sweet, not too dry and the girls loved it. Like a Wood Chuck hard cider.
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:09 PM   #4
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Too late, bottled last night as I described. I have heard of splenda being used on this site. I am hesitant to add a synthetic sweetner as I do not like its flavor normally. Plus my girlfriend is a Chef and works for an organic grocer. She probably would not drink it if she knew it was in there. What she doesn't know won't hurt her............
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what about good ol' lactose?
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By adding sugar and maltose, Hope that isn't going to give you bottle bombs.
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If you look up "maltose" in the Wiki, maltose is the sugar in beer....basically...it ferments out!!! You are asking for bottle bombs here. I would taste ever few days and when it is carbed enough, put it in the fridge--all of it.
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If you look up "maltose" in the Wiki, maltose is the sugar in beer....basically...it ferments out!!! You are asking for bottle bombs here. I would taste ever few days and when it is carbed enough, put it in the fridge--all of it.
Or you can pasturize it.
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Or you can pasturize it.
I'm guessing that 3 1/2 years later...those bottles are long gone.


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