sour cider - Page 3 - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > sour cider
Cool Brewing Giveaway - Supporting Membership Drive & Discount

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-27-2013, 04:51 AM   #21
ImBigTuna
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Posts: 2


Thanks for the post you guys! I was worried! My first batch took 2 weeks. I had 6 gallons of apple juice from Costco, added 2 pounds of dark brown sugar. I added a cup of dark brown sugar before I bottled then and 6 gallons went quick. Everyone liked it.

Then I just did one the same way but with light brown sugar and it's cooler this time of the year. Does that make a deference? Because it's a bit sour.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 11:45 AM   #22
Pickled_Pepper
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 1,245
Liked 75 Times on 66 Posts


Your gravity reading might be lower on this batch than the previous batch. Do you know the readings of both?

Dark brown sugar will probably add a touch more molasses or caramel flavor, but the fermentable part should still be the same.

It's also possible that the juice you used this time is a different blend or late season apples. I use costco juice also and it seems pretty consistent here in the South East.



ImBigTuna Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 08:36 PM   #23
hunter006
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Posts: 67
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


Update on my sour cider..
After 2 weeks sitting in my shed.
Backsweetend with 2L apple juice
FG is still giving me 12%
Been sitting in fridge for 5 days
First proper glass tonight and WOW , this stuff has changed soo much, no sourness and can hardly taste the alcohol anymore !!
Could do with a fizz tho, I find that more refreshing.
What happens when using a soda stream..????

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 01:10 AM   #24
Inner10
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 512
Liked 44 Times on 37 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Pickled_Pepper View Post
I have...there's plenty out there, but you won't find them at typical retail locations. Most of your super-dry champagne-style ciders will usually come from specialty wineries and cider houses.

There is a winery and ciderworks in Thurmond, NC that produces a WICKED dry cider. It's the blend of apples they use and letting it ferment completely dry.
I hear ya PP, I guess it's a regional thing, around here ciders aren't that popular and everyone is sickly sweet. The driest thing you will find in my town is Strongbow.
__________________
Drank too much?...Is that a thing?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 02:21 PM   #25
ImBigTuna
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Posts: 2


Quote:
Originally Posted by Pickled_Pepper View Post
Your gravity reading might be lower on this batch than the previous batch. Do you know the readings of both?

Dark brown sugar will probably add a touch more molasses or caramel flavor, but the fermentable part should still be the same.

It's also possible that the juice you used this time is a different blend or late season apples. I use costco juice also and it seems pretty consistent here in the South East.
I don't know what my first batch was, because I was too eager and didn't have everything I should have. On the second batch, I showed SG at 1.09 on 2/14 and today 3/1 it is at 1.00. Right now when I tested it, it was super bubbly. On the air lock probably a bubble every 9 seconds.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 02:29 PM   #26
Pickled_Pepper
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 1,245
Liked 75 Times on 66 Posts


The airlock activity is just CO2 coming out of solution. (Is 'off-gassing' a word?) You just pissed it off when you took the reading This happens to me quite a bit on my beers. Glad to hear the flavor has come back around for you!



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sour Cider? NeoN Cider Forum 11 09-02-2015 01:12 AM
Sour Cider cardinalsfan Lambic & Wild Brewing 8 04-20-2013 04:55 PM
My cider is a bit sour? decibelz Cider Forum 3 10-23-2012 04:32 PM
Sour cider BoomerCreek Cider Forum 5 03-28-2012 04:09 AM
Sour Cider justin7 Cider Forum 8 11-10-2007 01:00 AM


Forum Jump