Roddy's Strawberry and Lime TC . - 1st attempt

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  1. Nov 13, 2017 #1

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    Well I finally got around to putting one of these on. All went together this morning and the lock is already showing signs of movement.

    My Lowicz bottles however appear to now be in English. Have the same sugar levels etc but the bottles are 400ml not 440 like the Polish jobbies. Have used Roddy's template too, which is mega handy and aiming for 5.5%.
     
  2. Nov 16, 2017 #2

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    3 days in. Just had the lid off this baby and it smells wonderful!!! Bubbling well. Hope this is a good sign for the finished product. My last kit cider smelt nothing like this!!
     
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    I've just finished my last bottle of raspberry and lemon with 1 lime version, it was my best yet yet and I've done about 60.
     
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    Ok. , 10 days in and we are down to 1.000. Gives me 5.5%
    This smells wonderful and, surprisingly at this stage tastes really good too. No hard acidic edge to it. The lime comes through well.
    All set to bottle tomorrow and batch prime with another 400ml bottle of strawberry polish yummy syrup!
    Happy days
     
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    Bottled . 46 x 500ml .
     
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    What did you prime with m8? And how much?
     
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    As above. Another 400ml bottle of Lowicz Strawberry
     
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    Sounds good, let us know how it turns out.
     
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    Half in swing tops, the other half in pets. The pets are already firming up.
     
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    Update - well, you know how impatient we can be? 5 days in the bottles. Grabbed a pet and chilled it down. Got some fizz, not great but I would not expect too much at this early stage. Taste, mmmmm, excellent. If this improves then I shall be VERY pleased. It is ok now and it should not be this young.
     
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    Good to hear matey !

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    Since bottling , this has had just over 2 weeks in the warm and has carbed up nicely. I moved it to cold garage 2 days ago. Popped another today and it is lovely. Fruity but the lime comes through. The need for a tad more sweetness is a personal thing and can be easily remedied on pouring if needed. Clear as a bell. Maybe a touch more fizz would be good but it sparkles well in the glass as it is. Deffo make this again and woild be hesitatant to add too many tweaks. Nice one Roddy.
     
  13. Feb 7, 2018 #13

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    About 2.5 months in bottle has done this some good. Tried it on a Kopparberg fruit cider head yesterday and it got the thumbs up. Quite fizzy now but I like that. The edge has gone off the lime. Must do some more.
     

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