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Old 05-15-2006, 09:53 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Grymhammer
What is, if anyone can compare, homebrew hard cider suppose to taste like?

I made a 1 gallon with 100% cider, and it fermented out in 3 days, I then racked it to a secondary and it was darn clear in less than a week.

All excited that I was I took a sip and almost heaved. It's been almost a month and a half, and frankly, its only taking up space.

I split it in two and back sweetened one of them, but as noted above, no luck.

It has a sour smell, and almost a sulfur aroma and taste. I did use Lalvin 71b -1122 yeast, as it was what I had on hand.

Bottle it, forget it for six months and then try tasting again. It will improve! Also if it's only 1 gallon then it's no hardship sparing bottles for this experiment

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Old 05-16-2006, 03:43 AM   #12
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I would generally agree that letting it sit for a while can do nothing but help. But, on the other hand- do you think something nasty got in there? Would it make that kind of sulfury-thing happen?
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