basic cider from storebought juice

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vmpolesov

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This is basically adapted from this recipe, without the campden tablet: http://www.sunnysideorchards.com/recipes.html

1 Gal tree top 3 apple blend (granny smith, red and golden delicious blend), pasteurized, not from concentrate, no preservatives listed on label
1/3 lb. cane sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp yeast nutrient
3/4 tsp pectic enzyme
1/2 packet red star cote des blancs wine yeast (i used the other half packet on a basic mead recipe).

I'm using a 1 gal. growler as the fermentation vessel. This is a small experimental batch, and my first attempt. Did not bother measuring OG because it's hard to do without a full boil (heavy stuff settles out when you mix ingredients in the vessel.)
 
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it's fermenting quite nicely with some krausen on top. so far so good.
 

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Did it clear yet for you? Have you sampled it? I am looking at starting a similar recipe for a 5 gallon batch.
 

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My local costco has treetop. Target doesn't and not sure about wal-mart or sam's club. Haven't looked there recently. The juice we get for the kids at costco is treetop 100% from concentrate, pasteurized, no added sugar.
 

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Hello,

I was wondering how the finnal result was? I am very interested in making this.


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I usually make cider throughout the year with store bought apple juice when I can’t get fresh pressed cider
My favorite to use is Safeway organics cider theirs no preservatives and its not from concentrate, which is the most important thing, I have found if using other juices, I just don’t get the results that I require.
I also add extra sugar and grape tannin or tea bags
I always now use white labs English cider yeast it also gives it a nice dry taste.
 

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if any of you live near an Orchards or Trader Joe's, they sell organic unpasturized apj in a 1# gallon glass jug. you could drink a glass to give you the room for fermenting it, just slap on an airlock and the necessary yeast/nutriants and let it go.

r.w. knudsen
martenelis Unfiltered apj
 

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Found the 3 juice blend w- no preservatives at Fred Meyer. Am trying a 5 gal. batch w- nottingham yeast.
 

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if any of you live near an Orchards or Trader Joe's, they sell organic unpasturized apj in a 1# gallon glass jug. you could drink a glass to give you the room for fermenting it, just slap on an airlock and the necessary yeast/nutriants and let it go.

r.w. knudsen
martenelis Unfiltered apj
I buy Carlos Rossi wine it comes in four liter jugs.
I like them because they give a little head room on a full gallon.
 

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I've just started off a batch using juice from concentrate, is it likley to be a bit rank? Should I have used juice not from concentrate?
 

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I use concentrate all the time, and it tastes the same as regular bottled juice to me.
 
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