Primitive cider (again)

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  1. Donoroto

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    Then let it ride, see what happens
     
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    I may take a gravity sample tonight.....oh yeah and taste it :rolleyes:
     
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    That's the best part of gravity samples :)
     
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    Here is a hydo sample of my blueberry apple cider. Very dry and just a hint of apple. I'll back sweeten it. It is at 1.000 right now. 20210912_184305.jpg
     
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    Nice colour pinkish looking aye?
     
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    #306 Over The Cliff Brewing, Sep 13, 2021
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    Yeah but not very tasty yet. I've got a remedy for that though.
     
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    Here's the latest: I back sweetened "pinky" with a can of frozen apple juice and put in a keg. Here's where it gets crazy. I found some guava nectar and more apple juice and poured it all on the yeast cake from "pinky's" batch. "It's alive......It's alive" I'll keep you posted on this latest experiment.
     
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    20210919_171138.jpg 20210919_170814.jpg Here is the finished product of my cider. Needs a bit more carbonation.
     
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    Beautiful color there!
     
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    Thx folks! I used about approximately 3/4 cup frozen blueberries.
     
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    Tamarind cider got finished a while ago.
    Just botteled my new batch of cider (was poured onto.the old slurry/trub), 5 x 1 litre bottles and threw in another 5 litre apple juice.
    And yes, I cpuld make bigger amounts, but this way I can keep my cider consumption (marginally) under control ;)
     
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    Umm... why?
     
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    Good question :p
     
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    I think I messed up a bit...
    Last cider came out very nice, so now friends want to copy.
    I decide to build up a little starter, using the remaining yeast from a drinkable bottle. Just added apple juice and it sets of proper.
    My mates decide to take the straight bottle yeast, so I got this starter going, but with enough juice (in my opinion).
    Normally fermentation is about done in 5-6 days and time to bottle.
    So, 6 days in, i decide to top up the bottle with apple juice and close the lid.
    Yesterday, I check and it looks like the level in the bottle has gone down...
    I look again, and the bottle has a very different shape from usual. Much wider....
    I've put the bottle in a coolbox, and am awaiting explosion :)
     
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    Right....
    Temps are dropping.
    Got apple juice
    Need more cider
    Choice of yeasts: Mangrove Jack cider, Fermentis T 58, Mangrove Jack M29 Saison and Kveik Voss (but rather not,)
    Day temp 34 oC (93 oF)
    Night 17 oC (63 oF)
    No temp control, but fermenter will go in cooler box to level out day/night temp differences
    What would you go for and why?
     
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    Personally, I'm done with cider yeasts - they rip through everything and leave a dry product which really isn't for me. I'm unfamiliar with those yeasts on your list but any kind of ale yeast is preferable to a cider yeast in my cider world :)
     

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