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Old 05-04-2013, 10:15 AM   #11
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Remember you are concentrating poisons on top of.ethanol. Methanol and other volatiles low freeze points are flowing through in ice ddistillation.
Yes you will concentrate methanol. But methanol is already produced in home brew cider you use for this. Drinking the jack is the same as drinking 3 times the volume in cider. If you can drink 3 ciders fine you can drink the equivalent volume of jack just as well. Also the reason methanol is bad in moonshine is because you are concentrating it more than two times that of apple jack. There is more methanol produced in moonshine mash then in cider to begin with.

 
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:03 PM   #12
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Thx for the tips, i just made some high OG AJ, now to ferment it out and freeze it good thing i have a friend who is a chemist at the Stella cider factory here in Belgium so he can check the result on any 'nasties'
I made a batch yesterday will the sole intent of AJ. Added 1118, lot of nutrient, and lots of sugar. Og was 1.08!

 
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:27 PM   #13
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I made a batch yesterday will the sole intent of AJ. Added 1118, lot of nutrient, and lots of sugar. Og was 1.08!
Nice, should give some high abv alcohol! Did you just add the sugar to cold AJ because I cooked mine so the sugar completely dissolved in the AJ. My OG was 1.094 and I used 2 packages of wyeast 4021 pasteur champagne and of course nutrients. I hope it ferments out completely. Never made such high abv cider

 
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:06 AM   #14
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Yeah- I warmed it all up in a sauce pan. You ate going to have some jet fuel!


Is there any benefit to aging applejack?

 
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:29 AM   #15
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My Fg has been resting at 1.00, so, it came out to 10% ABV! Stuck it in the freezer tonight. Hoping all works out tasty so I can have an easy two week turn out with this stuff.

 
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:23 AM   #16
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Also for recipe do you just mix apple cider and cane sugar. Is there any benefit to adding a small amount of dry malt extract (like one pound in 6 gallons). Has anyone added oak to final product. Lastly do you add half your sugar up front and add some later stepwise. Been contemplating making a jack.

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Old 05-15-2013, 02:25 AM   #17
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It cut off part of my previous post. Also looking for thoughts on the best yeast used and best temp. Was thinking about 1118 or K1-V1116 and fermenting at 67F +\- 2F.

 
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:40 AM   #18
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The cider I made for this I used 2 gal AJ, 3 cups sugar, a few teaspoons nutrient, and lavlin1118. It ended up up at 10.2%... Froze it 48 hrs. Let it thaw 1.5 hrs. Yielded 8, 6.8 oz little bottles. Hot, but tasty!

 
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:41 AM   #19
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The cider I made for this I used 2 gal AJ, 3 cups sugar, a few teaspoons nutrient, and lavlin1118. It ended up up at 10.2%... Froze it 48 hrs. Let it thaw 1.5 hrs. Yielded 8, 6.8 oz little bottles. Hot, but tasty!
Thanks for the reply. Did you ferment at a controlled temp or just at room temp.
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Jeremy

 
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:30 AM   #20
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I was just about to make a thread saying I was going to try out making apple Jack. Im going to make a gallon batch of cider at about 12-15 ABV. Im not sure what it will reduce down to im thinking probably about 4th? 3rd? so 1 gallon of cider will yield about 320z-48oz of Jack. Not sure, never done it. I have done tons of research on it though. Its one of the bucket list things to do. I remember my dad telling me about it when I was just a little kid (25 years ago) always wanted to try it but never could find it, so I am going to try to make my own.

I hear the hangover from it can be VERY intense. Im guess from concentrating the bad stuff as well.

***Little bit to chew on. Even at 18 ABV you cant produce enough methanol in a 1 gallon batch of any freeze made liquor that is deadly. The concentrated Methanol along with the Ethanol will produce a very euphoric type drunk however what comes up goes down hard! and methanol will bring you down to the point of bed ridden for a day. So even if your a heavy drinker I would limit my consumption of Apple Jack...But who follows the rules?

 
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