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Old 16-11-2016, 11:36 PM   #1
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So - In my noob like manner I kicked off a festive mulled cider tonight - A 5l test.

4L apple juice (Lidl 100 %)
0.5L strong tea
Orange zest
1tsp pectolase
Cider yeast with sweetener
1tsp nutrient
Schwartz mulled wine bags x 2

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Bunged 1L apple juice in pan with mulled wine bags and zest, boiled up and simmered whilst:

Chucked 3L apple Juice in DJ
Added tea, pectolase and nutrient

Chucked pan of juice and bags in DJ.

Waited until cooled down to 20, then chucked in yeast.

Will top up with water when confident not going to overflow.

OG 1.052 - should be pretty punchy if finishes at 1.000

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Sounds good mate, out of interest, what was the AJ you used ? 1.052 to start with seems high 😀

Will do the job though 😀

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Sounds good mate, out of interest, what was the AJ you used ? 1.052 to start with seems high

Will do the job though

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It was the normal Lidl 100% juice from concentrate. I did think it was high compared to other stuff I've been doing.

Would the temp impact the reading as it was still up at around 24/25 when I read.


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Would the temp impact the reading as it was still up at around 24/25 when I read.


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Aye maybe mate.... like the sound of your recipe though, might sneak another Christmassy batch of TC in before the big day

All my other ciders seem to have evaporated before my eyes 😯

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All my other ciders seem to have evaporated before my eyes

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Easily done... I was sipping away pleasantly on that Strawberry lime TC last night... had a pal over who accused me of buying it in ! Good sh!£ that recipe of yours !

If the above one comes out ok I intend to whack on 25l before chrimbo.


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This is sitting at 1.002 - once again gobsmacked at how quickly the cider yeast powers through.
Had a quick slurp - rude not to.
Subtle hint of mulled spices - yum !


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This is sitting at 1.002 - once again gobsmacked at how quickly the cider yeast powers through.
Had a quick slurp - rude not to.
Subtle hint of mulled spices - yum !


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when's this one getting bottled then ? I have a couple of empty FV's and a stack of 500ml PET bottles looking lonely
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Would the temp impact the reading as it was still up at around 24/25 when I read.

Actually if your temperature is high when you use your hydrometer the reading will be lower than it should be. They're supposed to be callibrated for 20c, but I doubt you'd notice much difference at 25.
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Bottling up tonight


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A little army of festive goodness waiting to spread the word

Taste is good ! Deffo putting a 25l batch of this on at the weekend.

And a little 5l Rose queueing up in the background for kicking off tonight


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