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Old 01-24-2008, 07:32 AM   #1
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My Take on cider, Everyone Around my Place loves it and its something a little diffrent to try.

4 Gallons Apple Juice (No Pres.)
1 Gallon Cherry Juice (No Pres.)
1 Lbs Dextrose or Brown Sugar which ever, I tasted no Difference.

2 Packets Pasteur Champagne

Primary for 14 days
Secondary for 21-28 days

Fermented at 72 degrees

Bottle with 3/4 Cup Dextrose

Tastes better the longer you Cold age it or "Lager" it.
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Old 02-22-2008, 02:07 AM   #2
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I want to make a batch of cider like this... but I want to use cherry koolaid packets and splenda to back sweeten... i think it would be an interesting flavor combo!... heck I'll make a gallon and see how it goes..

 
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:47 AM   #3
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I want to make a batch of cider like this... but I want to use cherry koolaid packets and splenda to back sweeten... i think it would be an interesting flavor combo!... heck I'll make a gallon and see how it goes..
The Cherry in mine is just for color, you can only taste the apple, But as long as what your using has no Preservatives in it try it, Then Let us know how it turns out!
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:58 PM   #4
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When talking about Apple Juice with no Preservatives... I could only find juice from concentrate with Ascorbic Acid added (Vit C I think). Will this work for this recipe, or are we talking Organic Juice only where the only thing listed in the ingredients list is apples?

 
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:09 AM   #5
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When talking about Apple Juice with no Preservatives... I could only find juice from concentrate with Ascorbic Acid added (Vit C I think). Will this work for this recipe, or are we talking Organic Juice only where the only thing listed in the ingredients list is apples?
I dont think that is a Preservative, usually I think they add sodium benzo....Something Dont know the exact word.
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:55 PM   #6
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I dont think that is a Preservative, usually I think they add sodium benzo....Something Dont know the exact word.
Thanks for the quick reply! I had time to get to the store and start a Cider.
5 gal apple juice
.5 gal black cherry juice
2 # light brown sugar
Ale yeast I had left over from last week.

Airlock isn't bubbling yet, but we'll see

 
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:57 AM   #7
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Let us know how this goes, I am thinking of getting a brew going in the next few weekends.
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Old 03-05-2008, 12:04 PM   #8
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That sounds interesting. It doesn't really change the taste from straight apfelwein? I was thinking about cranberry juice for the last batch I threw together. But, I couldn't find anything that had less than 6 different things in it.
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Old 03-15-2008, 09:52 PM   #9
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That sounds interesting. It doesn't really change the taste from straight apfelwein? I was thinking about cranberry juice for the last batch I threw together. But, I couldn't find anything that had less than 6 different things in it.
Im not sure you can get it over there but, Old Orchard Makes 100% Pure Cranberry juice with no additives.
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:39 AM   #10
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Well Gent's I did it, I am trying my first cider

I pitched the Dry English Ale yeast for a few days. (man I love my home made stir plates)



I mixed up the following in my Korny Keg.
a) 4.5 gallons of all natural pressed Apple Juice (ala Trader Joes)
b) .5 gallons Cherry Juice (ala Trader Joes)
c) .5 gallons Distilled Water (ala Home Water Filter)
d) ahh crap what is missing, doh the freakin; 1 Lbs Dextrose or Brown Sugar

Time in to the Keg was March 27th 2008 @ 7:00PM PST
Time in Keg at this post is 22hr est. (slight activity out of the blow off tube)
SG is 1042
FG is (TBD)

I guess I will just have to wait and see, to bad I for got to add the Sugar as recommended....DOH! o-well learning is a process I guess.
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