Turbo cider experiment - first results

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Casey76

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Turbo cider experiment - first results
« on: July 05, 2012, 20:57 »
All in the name of science, you understand ;)

Tonight I set three lots of TC off...

1) el cheapo apple juice from concentrate
2) "normal" apple juice from concentrate
3) pure apple juice (not from concentrate)

Made up the yeast + additives in a separate jar, and pitched all at the same time.

Will be interesting to see how they turn out (at Christmas ;) )
« Last Edit: August 11, 2012, 14:38 by Casey76 »

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Alastair-I

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Re: Turbo cider experiment
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2012, 09:49 »
I doubt you'll taste much of a difference.  Not after the first glass  ::)

But in the interests of science..
1) Are there any differences in the nutritional values on the bottle/carton between the juices? - specifically the sugar content?
2) What have you added? - sugar, tanin, acid?

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Re: Turbo cider experiment
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2012, 13:21 »
I have the nutritional info stored, and can post it tonight.  there is quite a difference between the sugar levels, and before I added the tannin, there was quite a difference in colour too.

I used Youngs cider yeast (green packet), plus 1tsp pectolase, 1tsp yeast nutrient, 1tsp malic acid and 1/2tsp of tannin per 4.5L juice (to be topped up to 5L once initial "whoosh" has calmed down.)

No added sugar, I like to drink cider as a refresher on an afternoon... no need to send me to sleep lol ;)

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Re: Turbo cider experiment
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2012, 14:54 »
Should be a good refreshing brew when finished  :D

My recipe is a little simpler - AJ, sugar, cold tea (for the tannin), 1 tsp citric acid (or juice of a lemon if there's one about) and Youngs cider yeast.  I have done a TC-zero with no added sugar, it's very drinkable.  With the added sugar version I just dilute with apple juice in the glass if needed.

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Re: Turbo cider experiment - first results
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2012, 14:39 »
Woo hoo...



First bottle opened

Lovely crisp clean taste; very dry.

Verdict... wouldn't be upset to be served this in a pub  :D

That makes it a *winner* I think!

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Re: Turbo cider experiment - first results
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2012, 14:57 »
sounds as if I had better try it for myself  ;)
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Re: Turbo cider experiment - first results
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2012, 19:40 »
Which of the three versions is the one you opened so successfully?
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Re: Turbo cider experiment - first results
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2012, 20:04 »
That does look good :D

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Re: Turbo cider experiment - first results
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2012, 21:13 »
cider making here I come..

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Re: Turbo cider experiment - first results
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2012, 22:22 »
It was the pure apple juice; simply because it was the first bottle to hand.

I will do a comparison with the others tomorrow :D

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Re: Turbo cider experiment - first results
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2012, 19:47 »
Hey casey, any more news on the results? Im looking to try this myself sometime soon.



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