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Old 16-09-2017, 06:33 PM   #1
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Default Brewday: Rhubarb and ginger cider

Evening all...

So, I quite fancied some sort of rhubarby cider, I made one before with juice from Morrison's (rhubarb, ginger & Apple) but they don't do that one any more.. doh. So I decided to do something along the same lines.

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20L Morrison's cheapo AJ
3 x packs of morrisons 450g Yorkshire rhubarb
2 packs of ginger from Sainsbury's
1L strong tea (5 bag)
5tsp pectolase dissolved in a little warm water
Cider yeast with sweetener from eBay

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In a big pan I added the chopped up rhubarb, ginger and a little sugar I found inn the cupboard (ca. 200g)

Brought to the boil and simmered for 30 mins, at which point it had turned to mush ! I could be bothered sorting it out last night so left it overnight7 until today. I strained it through a sieve and chucked the fruity mush.

Into a sterilized FV I added

20L AJ cartons
The rhubarby liquid (about 3L)
Pectolase solution
The strong tea
Topped up with cold tap water to 25L
Temp ca. 20 deg


Gave it a good stir up and took an SG reading.. 1.035

Popped it in the cupboard and sprinkled the yeast on the top.

I'll intend to prime with 350g of sugar solution, which will take ABV to 5.3% when fermented out to 1.000




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Condng: 3L of Mead (Sep-16)

Drinking: RGJ/Elderberry WOW, Blackcurrant TC, Strawberry WOW, Rhubarb and Ginger TC
Next up: Rasp/Blackberry TC, some WOW or other Rhubarb probably

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Ok dokey so it's not been quite a week yet but time to take an SG reading and a cheeky sample

Down to 1.005 so should he done by early next week and tasting very nice. Tangy rather than tart with the rhubarb and an ever so subtle warm burn coming through from the ginger.

Looking forward to this one

Changed colour a lot too



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Brew FV1: 23L Easy Rose ish WOW
Brew FV2: 23L 'Classic' Apple TC
Clearing: 25L Spiced Apple WOW
Condng: 3L of Mead (Sep-16)

Drinking: RGJ/Elderberry WOW, Blackcurrant TC, Strawberry WOW, Rhubarb and Ginger TC
Next up: Rasp/Blackberry TC, some WOW or other Rhubarb probably

All me recipes at:
https://1drv.ms/f/s!AqD9OOcGhwesm0Sn3Uv3VMozWHVS
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Ok dokey so it's not been quite a week yet but time to take an SG reading and a cheeky sample

Down to 1.005 so should he done by early next week and tasting very nice. Tangy rather than tart with the rhubarb and an ever so subtle warm burn coming through from the ginger.

Looking forward to this one

Changed colour a lot too



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Looking good to bottle in the next day or so... starting to clear in the primary already.

Think I'll batch prime with 350g sugar dissolved in as some warmed AJ and bottle on Thursday night


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Clearing: 25L Spiced Apple WOW
Condng: 3L of Mead (Sep-16)

Drinking: RGJ/Elderberry WOW, Blackcurrant TC, Strawberry WOW, Rhubarb and Ginger TC
Next up: Rasp/Blackberry TC, some WOW or other Rhubarb probably

All me recipes at:
https://1drv.ms/f/s!AqD9OOcGhwesm0Sn3Uv3VMozWHVS
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So... bottled this lot tonight and smelling very nice it was too

Now stashed in my priming cupboard to stay warm for a week or so to get that carb magic working

42 bottles of loveliness

I still haven't started drinking the last TC I brewed up (Blackcurrant), so will shortly have 90+ bottles in my collection

I picked a bad time to cut down on y alcohol intake haha, although on the plus side, I'll get to see what the Tcs taste like after conditioning in the bottle for more than the usual (month or so)!



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Clearing: 25L Spiced Apple WOW
Condng: 3L of Mead (Sep-16)

Drinking: RGJ/Elderberry WOW, Blackcurrant TC, Strawberry WOW, Rhubarb and Ginger TC
Next up: Rasp/Blackberry TC, some WOW or other Rhubarb probably

All me recipes at:
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Hmm first taste tonight after 8 days carbing....

Verdict... Bloomin marvellous

First pour video below

https://1drv.ms/v/s!AqD9OOcGhwesxHsBNW8oOXKQSrMM

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Brew FV1: 23L Easy Rose ish WOW
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Clearing: 25L Spiced Apple WOW
Condng: 3L of Mead (Sep-16)

Drinking: RGJ/Elderberry WOW, Blackcurrant TC, Strawberry WOW, Rhubarb and Ginger TC
Next up: Rasp/Blackberry TC, some WOW or other Rhubarb probably

All me recipes at:
https://1drv.ms/f/s!AqD9OOcGhwesm0Sn3Uv3VMozWHVS
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Nice job. Watched the video. Lovely fizz as you opened the bottle and poured. The bubbles rose to reveal a crystal clear drink!
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Hmm first taste tonight after 8 days carbing....

Verdict... Bloomin marvellous

First pour video below

https://1drv.ms/v/s!AqD9OOcGhwesxHsBNW8oOXKQSrMM

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Damn fine looking glass of cider.
I will deffo give this a go !!


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