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Old 08-07-2017, 04:29 PM   #1
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Default Lidl Turbo cider

Thought I'd get it in brewday early before the rush

10.5 ltrs of lidl apple juice (95g sugar per litre)
300g sugar disolved in apple juice and added to the rest
1 tsp of pectolase (doubt needed)
1 tsp wilko yeast nutrient
1 tsp powdered tannin (chestnut based)
2.5 tsp of malic acid
2 tsp of young dried yeast
All in 10ltr bucket (obviously bigger than 10ltr), cling flim around edge as seal isn't that great, has an airlock though.

Youngs dried yeast for beers & wine, hopefully will work opened long ago but haven't really used it. Not sure on max' abv for the yeast but at most cider can get to is 7.6% so should be ok. Just hoping to foam as there isn'y much room in the bucket.
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Old 08-07-2017, 05:49 PM   #2
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Sounds like a nice dry strong cider there buddy.


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Old 08-07-2017, 06:07 PM   #3
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Well played!! It's gonna be awesome!!
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:41 AM   #4
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She blew, luckily had bucket on a large frying pan. She has been consigned to the shed, which will be too hot and full of flies, spiders and will probably be a bucket of vinegar before the week is out. Yet only glimmer of hope is that farmyard cider seems to survive open to the air so who knows.
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Brewing - all 1 gal
1. 2x elderflower 18.10.17
2. Sloe Wine 2dj 1.9.16
3. 2x Sloe & raspberry wine 17.5.17
4. Sloe wine 4.9.17
5. 12 ltr turbo cider. 27.10.17
6. 2x Rhubarb wine 30.7.17 clearing
7. Blackberry Wine 4.9.17
8. Blackberry Wine 9.9.17
9. Sloe Wine 9.9.17
10. Damson wine 21.9.17
11. Blackberry melomel 10.8.17
12. 2 x young oak leaf white 29.4.17 bottled
13. 2x Sloe & Raspb' wine 21.5.17 clearing
14. Juneberry Melomel 6.8.17
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Old 20-07-2017, 10:43 AM   #5
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Just tested, has good bite with the added malic acid, tastes dryish and not sweet even though sg is 1.006, might be a false sg as still fermenting and lots of co2 was being released. Surprisingly not vinegar, even the spill onto the frying pan hadn't turned, bit was on side of bucked, cleaned it up and stirred in 2 crushed camdens to prevent or stop even any vinegar infection. Probably continue to ferment for a little while, pause and hopefully stop by the end of the weekend. The seal isn't any good on the lid wrapped clim film around. So around 5.5% abv at the moment and would be happy for a quick drinker through the summer, would prefer 6% above for longer storage.
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Brewing - all 1 gal
1. 2x elderflower 18.10.17
2. Sloe Wine 2dj 1.9.16
3. 2x Sloe & raspberry wine 17.5.17
4. Sloe wine 4.9.17
5. 12 ltr turbo cider. 27.10.17
6. 2x Rhubarb wine 30.7.17 clearing
7. Blackberry Wine 4.9.17
8. Blackberry Wine 9.9.17
9. Sloe Wine 9.9.17
10. Damson wine 21.9.17
11. Blackberry melomel 10.8.17
12. 2 x young oak leaf white 29.4.17 bottled
13. 2x Sloe & Raspb' wine 21.5.17 clearing
14. Juneberry Melomel 6.8.17
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I have exactly the same brew on the go minus the pectolase.
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Have you tried without yeast nutrient? I never use it.
I'm using the yeast with sweetener and 1kg sugar per 25L and fermentation is very steady. I can fill the bucket right to the top and it's ok, it just fizzes and bubbles away for a couple of weeks or so.
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Have you tried without yeast nutrient? I never use it.
I'm using the yeast with sweetener and 1kg sugar per 25L and fermentation is very steady. I can fill the bucket right to the top and it's ok, it just fizzes and bubbles away for a couple of weeks or so.
I hate sweeteners, I used a yeast I don't usually use to use up and really would have been better off using something else. Because it was a processed apple juice I added the nutrient, no harm.
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Brewing - all 1 gal
1. 2x elderflower 18.10.17
2. Sloe Wine 2dj 1.9.16
3. 2x Sloe & raspberry wine 17.5.17
4. Sloe wine 4.9.17
5. 12 ltr turbo cider. 27.10.17
6. 2x Rhubarb wine 30.7.17 clearing
7. Blackberry Wine 4.9.17
8. Blackberry Wine 9.9.17
9. Sloe Wine 9.9.17
10. Damson wine 21.9.17
11. Blackberry melomel 10.8.17
12. 2 x young oak leaf white 29.4.17 bottled
13. 2x Sloe & Raspb' wine 21.5.17 clearing
14. Juneberry Melomel 6.8.17
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I hate sweeteners, I used a yeast I don't usually use to use up and really would have been better off using something else. Because it was a processed apple juice I added the nutrient, no harm.
Yeah I make it a lot stronger hence the need for a sweetener.
It is pure apple juice you are using though, so you should be able to get away without nutrient.
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Well bottled it today, pet and old 2ltr bottles, final sg was 1003, making it aound the 6% abv mark. Was cloudy still, could have just racked then bottled but couldn't be bothered, will just have to be careful pouring. Only got 9.5 ltrs in the end. Taste had improved somewhat dry and the malic had started to change.
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Brewing - all 1 gal
1. 2x elderflower 18.10.17
2. Sloe Wine 2dj 1.9.16
3. 2x Sloe & raspberry wine 17.5.17
4. Sloe wine 4.9.17
5. 12 ltr turbo cider. 27.10.17
6. 2x Rhubarb wine 30.7.17 clearing
7. Blackberry Wine 4.9.17
8. Blackberry Wine 9.9.17
9. Sloe Wine 9.9.17
10. Damson wine 21.9.17
11. Blackberry melomel 10.8.17
12. 2 x young oak leaf white 29.4.17 bottled
13. 2x Sloe & Raspb' wine 21.5.17 clearing
14. Juneberry Melomel 6.8.17
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