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damo_m

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Hi Guys,


I have made a fer ciders in the past and all way to dry, could hardly drink them and heavily alchoholic ;)

Anyone have a trusted blackcurrant cider recipe they have made? Maybe it is the yeast I have been using, most people are using the Wyeast in all ciders, I have been only using the kit yeats packs such as black rock, maybe that is my issue?

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Damo
 

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I have made a few all juice ciders and then just back sweetened in the glass with apple and black currant cordial. That way you can sweeten to taste. I find it good as you can gradually add less so it doesn't get sickly sweet.

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Robbo
 

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Aldi apple juice 2L bottles and a single 2L of apple blackcurrent to what ever volume your making up to ... i find one bottle of the apple/blackcurrent enough to start with and then play around
last few times it has left it pretty sweet with a deep color (For me)
Cant go wrong for $22 and some yeast
want it sweeter then back sweeten in the keg or in the glass with a little more juice

edit.. Yeast is usually what ever i have lying around but i dont like the kit yeasts and even EC1118 not isnt too exciting for me
 

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Last cider i made was 12L of Aldi juice with a Kg of clover honey with about 3L of water to around 1.060 i think it dropped to 1.005 then turned the fridge down to 5deg for a couple of weeks
I think i was meaning to add another 2L of juice in during fermentation but forgot so i just back sweetend with 2L of juice to 17L
Kegged it yesterday
I like it
Wifey doesnt like it and recons it is the clover ... shes a huge fan of the mesmate honey in our meads but doesnt like the clover. Oh well more for me :D

Im more of a suck it an see ciderer .. untill apple season then i dont stuff around with mixing things up
 

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Did one recently with a mix of Aldi apple, apple & blackcurrent and some pear juice from Woolies. Used Lalvin D47 yeast. I added 500gm of lactose to it after fermentation(14L of cider) and also added another 2L of apple & blackcurrent juice to the keg once it was chilled. Its a bit sweet for my taste but the girls love it. I might leave the lactose out next time and see how it goes.
 

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Did one recently with a mix of Aldi apple, apple & blackcurrent and some pear juice from Woolies. Used Lalvin D47 yeast. I added 500gm of lactose to it after fermentation(14L of cider) and also added another 2L of apple & blackcurrent juice to the keg once it was chilled. Its a bit sweet for my taste but the girls love it. I might leave the lactose out next time and see how it goes.

Cool, did you do 14l or 23l? would you recommend back sweetening like you mention with lactose? I have not done this before and used cider kit yeast which is probs why my ciders have been crap.
 

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Are you kegging or bottling?
 

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Cool, did you do 14l or 23l? would you recommend back sweetening like you mention with lactose? I have not done this before and used cider kit yeast which is probs why my ciders have been crap.
Depends on your tastes. I didn't mind it a bit drier, but was brewing it for some females friends who I knew liked sweet ciders, so had to sweeten it up. The lactose works, its a bit hard to dissolve properly. Even though I attempted to dissolve it in boiling water first, the first couple of glasses from the keg were a bit gritty and sweet.

I did 14L as I didnt want to be stuck with 23L of cider if it sucked and no one wanted to drink it!
 

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Did one recently with a mix of Aldi apple, apple & blackcurrent and some pear juice from Woolies. Used Lalvin D47 yeast. I added 500gm of lactose to it after fermentation(14L of cider) and also added another 2L of apple & blackcurrent juice to the keg once it was chilled. Its a bit sweet for my taste but the girls love it. I might leave the lactose out next time and see how it goes.

Has anyone heard of SN9 yeast, would that be ok for this cider?
 

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Depends on your tastes. I didn't mind it a bit drier, but was brewing it for some females friends who I knew liked sweet ciders, so had to sweeten it up. The lactose works, its a bit hard to dissolve properly. Even though I attempted to dissolve it in boiling water first, the first couple of glasses from the keg were a bit gritty and sweet.

I did 14L as I didnt want to be stuck with 23L of cider if it sucked and no one wanted to drink it!
one other question, I assume you are just using the sugar from the juice to ferment? I gather adding dex it will make it more dry and seriously alchoholic.
 

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one other question, I assume you are just using the sugar from the juice to ferment? I gather adding dex it will make it more dry and seriously alchoholic.
Yep ;)
 

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