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Simple sweet cider

Discussion in ''Non Beer' Brewing' started by Starfire, 9/10/19.

 

  1. Starfire

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    Posted 9/10/19
    G'day all,
    My wife wants a sweet cider not typical dry homebrew cider....Would the following recipe work?:

    1. Use Aldi "Natural Cloudy Apple Juice" and Goulburn Valley Pear Juice can (4:1 ratio) with 100g brown suger/liter
    2. Use US05 yeast
    3. Ferment for 10 days
    4. Rack to secondary fermenter
    5. For back sweetening add Coles 3L Apple Juice with 202 perservative (potassium sorbate) - this will hopefully stop the cider from fermenting any further
    6. Prime and bottle

    Would step 5 with potassium sorbate make the yeast sterile to stop any future fermination? This seems much simpler than:
    • Adding non-fermentable sweetener: Lactose/Stevia
    • Other chemicals
    • Pasteurising
     
  2. SKBugs

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    Posted 10/10/19 at 10:26 AM
    The preservative/pasteurisibg will also kill the yeast and therefore no carbonation. Unfortunately there is no way to make a sweet carbed cider/mead/wine unless you keg. That being said, you can add lactose and stevia easily enough, and I’ve read a number of people who do. I think that it will leave that sickly sweet coating on the mouth tho, or the chemical aftertaste of the stevia.
    That’s my two cents anyhow
     
  3. Starfire

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    Posted 13/10/19 at 4:05 AM
    Ahhh, I see! So how about making as per recipe steps 1-5 then use Sodastream to add carbonation and bottle. That should work?
     

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