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Old 07-31-2014, 08:37 AM   #11
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Have you tried just freezing it...you know to make it hard...

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Freeze it after it gets hard and you have a version of Applejack!
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:08 AM   #12
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Have you tried just freezing it...you know to make it hard...

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Then he could make ice cider.
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:47 PM   #13
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We are fortunate to be storing not one, not two, but THREE heavy-duty industrial fruit presses for one of DH's clients. We were going to make one of these:

Spend Zero Dollars to Press Your Own Cider

but why bother when we have three different presses sitting in the barn? We are having a pressing party--three friends have apple trees but no presses, and we have several apple trees out at the farm. Everyone has to bring their "mash" ready to put through the press.

We are going to follow one of the recipes in True Brews: How to Craft Fermented Cider, Beer, Wine, Sake, Soda, Mead, Kefir, and Kombucha at Home: Emma Christensen: 9781607743385: Books - Amazon.ca.

Fortunately for us, apple season is in the fall, so we don't have to do this while harvesting the other things in the garden.
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:57 PM   #14
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We are going to follow one of the recipes in [url=http://www.amazon.ca/True-Brews-Craft-Fermented-Kombucha/dp/1607743388
True Brews: How to Craft Fermented Cider, Beer, Wine, Sake, Soda, Mead, Kefir, and Kombucha at Home: Emma Christensen: 9781607743385: Books - Amazon.ca[/url].

Fortunately for us, apple season is in the fall, so we don't have to do this while harvesting the other things in the garden.
That its the book we have.
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:01 PM   #15
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Just wanted to mention...

Tis bubbling!
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We are fortunate to be storing not one, not two, but THREE heavy-duty industrial fruit presses for one of DH's clients. We were going to make one of these:

Spend Zero Dollars to Press Your Own Cider

but why bother when we have three different presses sitting in the barn? We are having a pressing party--three friends have apple trees but no presses, and we have several apple trees out at the farm. Everyone has to bring their "mash" ready to put through the press.

We are going to follow one of the recipes in True Brews: How to Craft Fermented Cider, Beer, Wine, Sake, Soda, Mead, Kefir, and Kombucha at Home: Emma Christensen: 9781607743385: Books - Amazon.ca.

Fortunately for us, apple season is in the fall, so we don't have to do this while harvesting the other things in the garden.
Do be careful when drinking the finished hard cider. I had the most horrendous hangover and felt ill for days after having "one over the eight" while "testing" a friend's delicious homemade cider. At the time I would cheerfully have died and I hadn't drunk very much
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:45 PM   #17
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I enjoyed reading all this. I just make 1/2 gal. batches using grocery store apple juice and distillers yeast. Nothing fancy, but I like it as well as the commercial ciders.
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The important thing is to make sure there is enough sugar present so you end up somewhere between 5-7% alcohol.

I always like to see people get in the home brewing/winemaking hobby. I've been the president of our local club for the past two years. I'd be more than happy to answer any questions, or maybe even post a simple tutorial.
Steve, why are you holding the alcohol down to 5-7%?
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So today is the day! I am going to be bottling this evening.

The plan is to use a corn sugar solution I made for the carbonation and some Splenda for the sweet.

I have a look at the jug today and there is some slow effervescence happening which encourages me that it will carbonate.

We are going to be using flip top bottles for this. I can't wait to see what the ABV% is and give it a taste.
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I enjoyed reading all this. I just make 1/2 gal. batches using grocery store apple juice and distillers yeast. Nothing fancy, but I like it as well as the commercial ciders.

Steve, why are you holding the alcohol down to 5-7%?
I'm not holding the alcohol down; just saying that's the minimum you need to have a shelf stable product. Some apple varieties have very low sugar. Once they finish fermenting, there isn't enough alcohol to keep it aseptic and it will spoil quickly.
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BOTTLED!!!!

Ok.. so if I understand this floating alcohol thingy we should be about 8.9%ABV.

We ended up with 6 and a third bottles (half liter flip tops) so that isn't too bad.
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