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Old 08-13-2008, 10:51 AM   #1

This is a sparkling cider I've been making for a couple of years that I really enjoy. It's a tart dry cider with a nice bite to it. It ferments dry to about 10.5%.

6 gallon recipe

6 gallons apple juice (cheapest I can find w/o preservatives)
one can Welch's White Grape concentrate
6 cups brown sugar
6 cups white cane sugar
10t tartaric or malic acid
6t pectic enzyme
3t tannin
6t yeast nutrient

Premier Cuvee yeast

OG 1.080
FG .998

Mix ingredients and keep in primary one week. Rack to secondary, leaving most of the gross lees behind. After two more weeks, rack onto 5 oz priming sugar and bottle in crown caps or swing tops. If you allow this to sit in the secondary too long and get crystal clear it may end up as a still cider. It'll clear in the bottle. Allow it to bottle condition for several weeks. It gets better as time goes by and it will kick your butt. I drink it in a wine glass in 6 oz portions.

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Old 08-13-2008, 06:10 PM   #2
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Central VA
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I will be making this for my next cider. thanks for posting it!

Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war;
That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
With carrion men, groaning for burial.

Prim 1: Ogre's House Red Ale
Prim 2: Apfelwein

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Old 08-13-2008, 06:21 PM   #3

This would be a damn good scrumpy to have on tap.

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Old 06-02-2009, 12:18 PM   #4
Aug 2008
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Will this make me live to 100 or 110?

No really, I think I will try making this very soon.
Primary: Oxyclean/H2O
Secondary: O2
Bottles: Honey Blonde Ale
Next: Some sort of Porter!

Wine Secondary: Vintners Reserve Merlot

"We make two things here.. good beer, and mistakes. This one might have been a mistake.." -anon

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Old 06-02-2009, 08:34 PM   #5

Originally Posted by SteveStLoo View Post
Will this make me live to 100 or 110?
No, but you'll fall to the ground and won't be able to get up
After drinking a quart of the Johnny Jump Up

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Old 08-14-2009, 06:15 AM   #6
Aug 2009
Corvallis, OR
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This sounds great! One question- what does your notation "t" (as in, 3t tannin) mean? Thanks!

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Old 08-14-2009, 06:31 AM   #7
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Small t means teaspoon, no?

Big T means Tablespoon.

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Old 08-14-2009, 11:18 AM   #8

Originally Posted by dunnright00 View Post
Small t means teaspoon, no?

Big T means Tablespoon.
Si - small t = teaspoon

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Old 11-25-2009, 12:14 PM   #9
Oct 2009
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just made two batches of this yesterday. I couldn't find any white grape concentrate so it might end up purple... hopefully it will still be good though.
summersolstice: have you back sweetened this before? Is it even necessary?
With splenda or something...

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Old 03-09-2010, 11:55 PM   #10
Oct 2009
New Jesey
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Made this a few months ago. Awesome.

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