Apple Extract - where to buy

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    Greetings from California (fortunately we are NOT in the wildfire area, at least not this year!)!

    I am currently on batch #48 of what is basically a turbocider. These have been turning out to be quite nice, with slight improvements each time. I find that we LOVE the hopped cider we have been experimenting with.

    So what I'm doing is using 5 gallons of Costco cider, yeast nutrient, pectin enzymne, and champagne yeast. After 2 to 3 weeks we rack to a clean carboy, and if it is at least close to 0.000 we add some hops and let it sit 10-20 days. Then we add about 3/4 tsp of Stevia powder and 60ml of apple extract. Often I will also pour in one can of frozen apple juice for more flavor. Then we either add Potassium Sorbate and rack it to a Corny keg, or DON'T add Potassium Sorbate but bottle it with carb drops (we have also, on two occasions, added the Sorbate and bottled it with carb drops - which of course did NOT carbonate but turned out to be rather sweet - sigh).

    So after that LONG introduction, my question is this - where do people buy apple extract? I have been purchasing via Amazon, but the cost seems a bit high, especially for the green apple extract, which only seems to be available in small bottles, with relatively high shipping charges.

    Cheers, and hope to hear something good, LOL.
     
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    The way i have seen it done is using wine conditioner and freeze concentrated juice. The conditioner is not readily available here so never tried that method but i have boiled apple juice before and added it back to a cyser. Now if i want to sweeten my cider i just mix with apple juice in the glass.
     
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    Didn't realize there was a US forum! I like the UK one because there are more Cider Masters in the UK, though! Thanks for the info - I just joined the US one, so now I have TWO reference sites! THANKS!
     
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    I do use the frozen concentrate (when I remember to pick some up, heh heh), but the extract gives it a stronger flavor. Maybe I should just use two or even three cans of concentrate? Time to experiment!
     

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