Made some cider on the side, excellent

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BrewinDuluth

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I had an empty carboy in the apartment and I decided to try throwing together a hard cider. It turned out very strong and pretty darn good if I do say so myself considering I had no idea what I was doing.
-3 gallons 100% apple juice
-2 gallons water
-4 cups orange blossom honey
-4 cups organic cane sugar
-Wyeast Belgian Strong Ale #Y1388

Fermented in primary for 2 weeks at around 74 degrees, and I bottled right after that in 15 oz grolsch bottles. It's really easy to drink because it's not that sweet, and finishing a few bottles will sneak up on you pretty quick.
 
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Not having any cider experience, it's hard to say what the affect of the yeast was. It really wasn't that noticeable in the finished product. I saw in the description that it had a dry tart finish with a high alcohol tolerance, so I thought why not give it a shot.
OG was right around 1.10 FG: 1.010
 

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Sounds tasty. I'm going into my 4th week of waiting on my batch of applebee. Hope to bottle it next week. Did a gravity check last night and pulled some extra off . Smooth and
went down real easy.
As soon as I bottle , another batch will go into the same carboy .
 
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