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Old 11-08-2012, 03:49 PM   #31
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this is like my third time posting something like this about the additions of tannins and acid combinations. Can someone chime in who HAS done something like this and came close?

or is the Strongbow luminati going to come to our door steps lol


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Old 11-08-2012, 03:50 PM   #32
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i mean it has to be ferment apple juice. kill yeast. back sweeten with apple juice concentrate (to get apple flavor back) and add some acid to make it a bit more tart and possibly tannin for more body?


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Old 11-08-2012, 07:33 PM   #33
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i mean it has to be ferment apple juice. kill yeast. back sweeten with apple juice concentrate (to get apple flavor back) and add some acid to make it a bit more tart and possibly tannin for more body?
That's about it, minus the tannin. Never tasted much in the way of tannin in Strongbow, where the body comes from the concentrate or whatever they use to backsweeten.

As mentioned earlier in the tread, Strongbow is in no way an English style cider made from bittersharp and bittersweet apples.

The glucose isn't what's used to backsweeten, but rather boosts the fermented sugars which are then diluted down with the concentrate to common cider ABV levels.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:01 PM   #34
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If you like Strongbow, try Angry Orchard original/crisp and Crispin original. Those replaced Strongbow as my new favorites.
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:26 AM   #35
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i guess ill try some one gallon batches with MOTTS and experiement with juice concentrate amounts (divided by 5 of course) and malic acid / acid blend.

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Old 11-11-2012, 05:55 PM   #36
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AWKBrewing13...Who is your LHBS? I'm from MI too and wondered which store has cider recipes?
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:10 PM   #37
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Adventures in Home brewing in Ann Arbor.

Not necessarily recipes but they sell a small kit with tannin, acid blend, pectic enzyme, potassium sorbate and potassium metabisulphite.


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