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Old 09-05-2009, 02:36 AM   #31
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How much lactose did you add?
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:30 PM   #32
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+1 how much lactose did you add with your priming sugar??!! I am going to Julian (socal home of apple pie) and and going to pick up a sh*tload of fresh pressed cider and try this out. I expect it to ferment dry, but am trying to guage how much lactose to add to give it some (no overly so) body and sweetness.
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:47 PM   #33
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Im thinking of brewing this one soon

4 gallons apple juice
24 (2 cups) oz honey
6 oz molasses
1 packet of Danstar Munich yeast
1 cinnamon stick (in secondary)
prime with 2/3 cup of sugar

what do you think?
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:24 PM   #34
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I just tasted the batch I made but it's not sweet like I hoped. Had 4 variation of priming method too. But that tart smell is so horrid!

 
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:13 AM   #35
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After researching for over 1 month now, I am still unsure which is the best yeast to use to avoid my cider becoming dry. Please is there anybody who knows a winning recipe to get away from it fermenting into dry cider? Or just tell me a full proof yeast that will help a sweetness settle during fermentation... yes I know, we can backsweeten, freeze yeast, etc. I don't want to do any of these things. Can I not just let it ferment and then age into sweet hard cider with the correct yeast? Advice on this H.brew issue would be great guys:-) cheers

 
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:35 AM   #36
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Joey, try an ale yeast and get a og up in the 15% alcohol range.... thats the only surefire way of getting a semi sweet cider... otherwise yes you will have to back sweeten and the like.

 
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:15 PM   #37
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If mine is to dry I just add some wine sweetener to taste. 🍺

 
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:06 PM   #38
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Joey, try an ale yeast and get a og up in the 15% alcohol range.... thats the only surefire way of getting a semi sweet cider... otherwise yes you will have to back sweeten and the like.
Great help Randzor, thanks for the feedback.. I am going to try your method straight away:-) will keep you posted!! Cheers

 
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:37 PM   #39
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:22 PM   #40
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Hay anyone else tried the lactose option? I saw someone had mentioned it but didn't give the amount per gallon? I am really trying to make something that my wife will enjoy!

 
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