Apple and raspberry TC

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  1. Aug 31, 2019 #1

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    2 litres Grower's harvest AJ
    2 litres Tesco's apple and raspberry juice
    500ml Asda AJ
    200ml Lowics raspberry syrup.
    Yeast nutrient 1/2 teaspoon
    1 pkt CML TC yeast
    OG 1.042

    Lovely deep red colour but only my third TC so shall wait and see how it turns out.
     

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    11/2 hours in and the yeast has already kicked off be it once every 30 second's...
     
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    I'm hoping to make cider with a very similar recipe this week, so will keep an eye on this thread to see how yours turns out :)
     
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    Chugging along@24° in the corner of my utility room...
     

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    Strange yeast this CML Cider yeast as it kicked off early and butslow 4 Days later it's going like a steam train.
     
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    Racked to secondary last night as fermentation had stopped.
    FG 0.095 though tasting very sweet.Topped up with 1/2 litre of AJ and has already restarted fermentation.
    Removed the yeast slurry which was very pink in colour to 2 small jars,cleaned demijohn and filled with 4 1/2 litres of Tesco AJ with pectolase,yeast nutrient and some of the CML Turbo Cider slurry and this had kicked of within an hour.
    On checking this morning I came down to an airlock slightly full if krauzen.
     

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    Never fill above the start of the shoulder and you should never have an airlock full of TC or wine. :thumba:
     
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    Found that out but ironic that the first three were all around the same mark but difference being I used the slurry from the racked demijohn beside it.
     
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    do you know if this yeast contains sweeter, as i but on from eBay but would use this cml one if it does
     
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    @Gerryjo That colour looks phenomenal. Think I might give this a go for the cider loving wife. Think you'd be able to share an idiot proof step by step for me?
     
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    Yours will be rocket juice, I make TC using lowitz and add water, 6 ltr AJ/1 bottle lowitz /cup tea/ top up to 8 ltr mark with water. 3 or 4 pints of this my head's spinning.
    Edit: just noticed only had half bottle lowitz, should be ok
     
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    4l AJ and 400ml of Lowicz Raspberry syrup topped up with 500ml of AJ when fermentation has died down.
    On hols at the moment so sorry for the late reply.
    PS it will be rocket juice...
     
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    This is similar to the recipe im making now. Ive got 4lt tesco apple juice and 200ml of that raspberry syrup with yeast nutrient and pectolase. SG was 1060, Gonna rack it into a demijohn tomorrow and test SG.
     
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    One of the best things ever concived by the supermarkets pure fruit juice a winemakers nirvana.
     
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    Re private4587 No yeast will contain artifficial sweetners (yeast is a living organisn) these will be added (or not) by yourself.
     
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    @johncrobinson Some yeast packets do come with added artificial sweeteners
     
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    I've got 3 packets of cider yeast in the fridge, and you've inspired me to get a brew on at the weekend.
     
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    I know some yeast packets come with nutrient mixed in but i didnt think that included sweetners.Guess one lives and learns.
     

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