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Old 01-30-2013, 10:07 PM   #1
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hello all, here is my dilemma...I have some juice, and some honey and some yeasts to work with...just wondering what yeasts I should use for which recipe.

my list:

24 x 1.05 L of Allan's 100% pure apple juice (cans)
24 x 1 L of Allan's 100% pure apple juice(tetra boxes)

1.5kgs local golden honey
3kgs of Kirkland honey

3lbs of blueberry honey

Yeast:
1 Danstar Windsor Ale
2 Nottingham Ale
2 Safale S-04
Lavalin KV-1116
Lavalin EC-1118


I have 1G, 5G & 6G carboys to work with.

now I want to make a cyser or two, cuz I love honey and apple cider/juice

so I might make 2 batches of cyser (5 or 6Gs), using all the apple juice in two batches. one with the local honey and one with 3 lbs of the Kirkland honey, saving the rest for later on.

make a 1 G simple mead with the blueberry honey.

I just don't know which yeasts I should use with each batch. I know I don't want to use the EC-1118 with my cyser's as when I made my apfelwien it striped out almost all of the apple flavors ... and then I ended up having to dump it all anyways, as I tried to age/store it in my bucket and it got infected or contaminated .

thanks for any tips or suggestions.

 
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:03 PM   #2
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any thoughts folks?

thanks in advance.

 
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If you have a lot of patience for aging, try the EC1118 again, age in glass.

Notty and S-04 would give nice flavours with the honey too, I haven't personally used the others. I have a 6 gallon batch of Apple Mango Banana using Notty with dark brown sugar thats aging at the moment - 2 months in, can't really update you on taste just yet!

I also have an apple with brown sugar thats been bottled for 3 months which I'll be trying in the next week or two. That one used EC1118, had some honey-esque flavours early on at bottling time so hopefully they come through more with the age.

Both these brews were higher FG's in the 1085 vicinity.

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Old 02-05-2013, 01:38 PM   #4
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thanks very much for your reply, and info...

 
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If you have a lot of patience for aging, try the EC1118 again, age in glass.

Notty and S-04 would give nice flavours with the honey too, I haven't personally used the others. I have a 6 gallon batch of Apple Mango Banana using Notty with dark brown sugar thats aging at the moment - 2 months in, can't really update you on taste just yet!

I also have an apple with brown sugar thats been bottled for 3 months which I'll be trying in the next week or two. That one used EC1118, had some honey-esque flavours early on at bottling time so hopefully they come through more with the age.

Both these brews were higher FG's in the 1085 vicinity.
I meant original gravity... OG...

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Old 02-05-2013, 07:43 PM   #6
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np....I knew that's what you meant...thanks again.

 
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