my kickazz cider
  • LothosLothos
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    5 gal 100% apple juice
    3 LBs corn sugar
    2 cups splenda
    2 bottles agave nectar
    4 cinnamon sticks
    3-4 cloves
    4-6 allspice
    1 pkg red star cider yeast yellow pkg

    mix it up
    cover
    install airgap
    let it ferment
    usually around 1 1/2 months
    bottle using swing top bottles ONLY
    3/4 sup sugar for primming
    or keg no primming needed
    force carbonate at 25 psi for 2 days

    but it is better with age so id bottle

    anyware form 14 to 18%

    and there it is

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  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
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    with 3/4 cup corn sugar, why swing tops only?

    i would assume it is for higher pressure, but 3/4 cup won't make enough pressure to break a regular bottle unless you bottled above 1.100 and even then, with a generic cider yeast that doesn't dry things to the bone, it probably wouldn't break them.
  • LothosLothos
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    mine blow off like champane you gotta slow bleed them or you'll have wasted 1/2 the bottle
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  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
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    sounds like you are not done fermenting. you should be though at 1.5 months with store juice. unless its too cold or something crazy, but i doubt that. a seondary can greatly improve ciders. helps increase body also once you get it into the secondary to disturb the fine lees every month for a few months. most store juice ciders lack any real body and this can be a n easy fix for that.

    probably want to use 2 packages of yeast also. aren't red star packs around 3 grams or so? that would speed up the ferment too.
  • C_BC_B
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    Interesting. This looks like a good one to set in a carboy after a month primary and forget about it for six months.
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  • LothosLothos
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    I usually leave it in the primary till its done fermenting than move to secondary air gap it and let it sit for 3 months before bottling than set it on the back shelf for 2 years.

    So I make a batch every 8 months
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  • ThymThym
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    I need to get a pipeline like that going.
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  • C_BC_B
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    I would need a logistics coordinator for that. I'm doing good to have more full kegs than empty taps. I barely put more effort into it than that.
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  • LothosLothos
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    I would need a logistics coordinator for that. I'm doing good to have more full kegs than empty taps. I barely put more effort into it than that.



    i have one a big chalk board in the garage over the O-rater
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  • LothosLothos
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    throwing the batch together friday
    GOING to be a Peach H/A this time wife liked it last time i made it going to see what a nottingham yeast will do to it
    i'll post a photo when i start it

    Till then Happy brewing
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  • ThymThym
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    sounds great. i need to make something my wife would like.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    Lakewood said:

    sounds great. i need to make something my wife would like.



    another baby?
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  • JerryJerry
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    Lakewood said:

    sounds great. i need to make something my wife would like.



    another baby?


    jajajajajaja! that really cracked me up!
    I also would like to make something my wife would like drinking (going broke buying box wine). Think a good cider may be just the ticket, though she also likes lagers.
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
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    make both, then mix 2/3 cider, 1/3 lager and you have yourself a "snakebite".
    they are terrific.
    seriously.
    i drink it by the gallon when its hot and by the half gallon when its cold.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    make both, then mix 2/3 cider, 1/3 lager and you have yourself a "snakebite".
    they are terrific.
    seriously.
    i drink it by the gallon when its hot and by the half gallon when its cold.



    that reminds me. i need to try a spider bite. stout and cider. i finally have both.
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  • LothosLothos
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    i like making something called apple pie with everclear mmmmm good chit
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  • ThymThym
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    snakebite, spider bite, apple pie.... hilarious. never heard of any of that before!
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  • LothosLothos
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    64 Oz apple cider
    48 Oz apple juice(12oz concentrate + 36oz water)
    4 sticks cinnamon
    4 whole cloves
    2 cups sugar(1 white + 1 brown)
    16 Oz Everclear (190 Grain alcohol)
    yields: 4 qts. or 5/5ths

    there ya go
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  • ThymThym
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    Lothos said:

    64 Oz apple cider
    48 Oz apple juice(12oz concentrate + 36oz water)
    4 sticks cinnamon
    4 whole cloves
    2 cups sugar(1 white + 1 brown)
    16 Oz Everclear (190 Grain alcohol)
    yields: 4 qts. or 5/5ths

    there ya go



    that sounds like a serious party drink!
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  • LothosLothos
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    Lakewood said:

    Lothos said:

    64 Oz apple cider
    48 Oz apple juice(12oz concentrate + 36oz water)
    4 sticks cinnamon
    4 whole cloves
    2 cups sugar(1 white + 1 brown)
    16 Oz Everclear (190 Grain alcohol)
    yields: 4 qts. or 5/5ths

    there ya go



    that sounds like a serious party drink!


    oh yeah yah gotta let it sit for 6 months in the closet in the dark so it has time to age


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  • ThymThym
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    Lothos said:

    Lakewood said:

    Lothos said:

    64 Oz apple cider
    48 Oz apple juice(12oz concentrate + 36oz water)
    4 sticks cinnamon
    4 whole cloves
    2 cups sugar(1 white + 1 brown)
    16 Oz Everclear (190 Grain alcohol)
    yields: 4 qts. or 5/5ths

    there ya go



    that sounds like a serious party drink!


    oh yeah yah gotta let it sit for 6 months in the closet in the dark so it has time to age


    probably tastes like apple flavored rocket fuel prior to that :)
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  • LothosLothos
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    week 2 in the fermenter

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  • LothosLothos
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    Used the wine thief on it today OMFG it's awsome so far IT'S A SIPPER 12 Oz will knock your dick in the dirt
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  • LothosLothos
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    Gonna keg on saturday its tasty now cant wait
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  • GryllEGryllE
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    To Lothos: What size agave bottles do you use for this recipe?
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    GryllE said:

    To Lothos: What size agave bottles do you use for this recipe?



    @lothos.
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