Cider

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  1. chub1

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    Anyone make hard/turbo cider?
    Knocked up two small 4 litre batches,one apple one apple and blackberry using juice from concentrate and adding defrosted blackberries.Tested today and racked.Will bottle and add prime sugar when bottling.
    Thinking of buying a juicer(not a press) as neighbours have a glut of eating apples which will just rot,adding some cooking apples and some black tea for tannin (as with turbo's) and having a go with them that way.
    Not a great cider drinker but it's not bad on a hot day at a respectable abv:)
     
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    Youll be amazed just how much sugar (fructose) they have in them naturally.

    I remember reafing up on pectins when nrewing ciders these cause haze issues i think a result of heating the cider wort too warm?

    Good luck club1 interesting to see how it turns out.

    The juicer i used was onr of them brevil juicers that trows the.pulp out one side and juice the other. Trying to sort out the pulp is the big key.
     
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    My two batches are not far off finishing.,have racked both and tested. Both should be around 5% so a reasonable abv.
    Did a couple once before with sparkling wine yeast and they came out at over 8% and very very dry.
    have used cider yeast this time and at present both have a decent flavour.
     
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    Bottled the plain apple today.Really clear and a very good taste. The mixed isn't quite finished,a couple of days yet but totally clear and a really nice colour:cool:.
     
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    Well looking forward to seeing it in the glass Club i aint done a cider in year i just love me beer to much to dedicate a keg to a batch of cider lol
     
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    Na,bottled it up,only 4 litres so will soon get drunk.Probably give most of it away!
     
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    Blackberry and apple bottled this morning. Some straight and some back sweetened a touch. Really nice colour and crystal clear
     
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    The other night I just bottled my Strawberry Cider. Already had 3 bottles do a volcano :eek: - I am thinking of washing the yeast from this batch of cider & use it in an Apple cider batch very shortly. Probably in the middle of Sept.
     
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    opened up an early apple only cider,very decent.Lovely and crystal clear,not overly carbed and a nice just dry taste.Used a cider yeast this time and much nicer,not so harsh and over dry.
     
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    Bloody oath club should only get better with time;).
     
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    Tried cider for first time w/ champagne yeast and it came out very dry. Won't win awards for it but I liked it. Have a cyser in bottles should be ready to drink soon. Dry hopped 3 different batches, two with beer yeast and one with champagne. Bottle one last night, the other two in the next few days. I like a cider sparkling so I add priming sugar.
     
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    Been away for a few days and cracked a blackberry and apple open tonight.Not bad,a little undercarbed,nice colour and sparkling clear.
     
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