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Re: Cider from store bought juice
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2010, 02:17:46 PM »
i drank one last night (edwort's apfelwein) that had been bottled for about a year and a half and it had smoothed out a bunch.
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Re: Cider from store bought juice
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2010, 02:56:27 AM »
store bought juice that's fermented has a window. It'll taste like gas the first 3 months. 6 - 12 months is the sweet spot. Let it age.

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Re: Cider from store bought juice
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2010, 03:05:41 AM »
I've had cider made from store bought juice that was delicious when it was very young.
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Re: Cider from store bought juice
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2010, 06:37:48 PM »
If you use the Apfelwein recipe, could you use potassium sorbate after fermentation has finished then back-sweeten with frozen concentrate to a desired sweetness? Then bottle for a still cider or keg for carbonation?
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Re: Cider from store bought juice
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2010, 02:32:00 PM »
If you want to bottle condition and back sweeten you need back sweeten in the glass at serving time (or use splenda or other unfermentable sweeteners.) A few oz of Sprite or juice works well.

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Re: Cider from store bought juice
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2010, 01:20:58 AM »
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Past two years I brought five gallons of this. This year, it floated in an hour. The year before, it took almost two. The one I took this year was aged one year.
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