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I made cider!
« on: October 11, 2011, 08:59:24 PM »
Well, I left a half gallon sit until it went hard.

Hey, it's the closest I've come to brewing in a long time.
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Re: I made cider!
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2011, 10:12:31 PM »
Well, I left a half gallon sit until it went hard.

Hey, it's the closest I've come to brewing in a long time.
Cheers!  Have people ever frozen the same type of liquid and removed the Ice component?
Not that I would advocate such a sacrelidge but it seems interesting....
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Re: I made cider!
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2011, 05:19:07 AM »
A very tasty cider was at the last club meeting.  The juice had been frozen, and the ice removed.  Then it was fermented.
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Re: I made cider!
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2011, 06:47:01 AM »
Well, I left a half gallon sit until it went hard.

Hey, it's the closest I've come to brewing in a long time.

...and it was easy peasy.  ;)
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Re: I made cider!
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2011, 06:50:20 AM »
A very tasty cider was at the last club meeting.  The juice had been frozen, and the ice removed.  Then it was fermented.
Your availability of that liquid fruit juice is wonderful....just sayin
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Re: I made cider!
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2011, 07:00:42 AM »
Well, I left a half gallon sit until it went hard.

Hey, it's the closest I've come to brewing in a long time.
Cheers!  Have people ever frozen the same type of liquid and removed the Ice component?
Not that I would advocate such a sacrelidge but it seems interesting....

I've done that a few years ago.  5 Gal down to  2, then ferment. Intense apple profile, initally hot, mellowed after a year.
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Re: I made cider!
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2011, 07:57:46 AM »
Well, I left a half gallon sit until it went hard.

Hey, it's the closest I've come to brewing in a long time.
Cheers!  Have people ever frozen the same type of liquid and removed the Ice component?
Not that I would advocate such a sacrelidge but it seems interesting....

I've done that a few years ago.  5 Gal down to  2, then ferment. Intense apple profile, initally hot, mellowed after a year.
A friend of mine used to fortify mead post fermentation by freezing then transferring the mead from the ice crystals.  He won a lot of awards this way.  It made the mead much smoother and more "rounded."  He would put the mead into a PET bottle, squeeze any air out, freeze for 20 minutes, then found that the ice crystals would form as soon as he opened the cap.
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Re: I made cider!
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2011, 08:18:47 AM »
A very tasty cider was at the last club meeting.  The juice had been frozen, and the ice removed.  Then it was fermented.
Your availability of that liquid fruit juice is wonderful....just sayin
The pressing the club does with local orchard will be at the end of the month.  Lots of heritage apples will be pressed.
Looks like 6 different presses this year.

Edit - really a great thing to work with a local orchard.  Club gets access to good blends.  The orchard can press apples that are not pretty enough for sale over the counter.  A win-win.
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Re: I made cider!
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2011, 08:24:20 AM »
Yeah, I pulled it out of the fridge last night and realized it was at high krausen. Bottoms up!

Just like grandpappy used to make it ;)
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Re: I made cider!
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2011, 08:41:54 AM »
Yeah, I pulled it out of the fridge last night and realized it was at high krausen. Bottoms up!

Just like grandpappy used to make it ;)

I think they call that scrumble. cloudy young hard cider
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Re: I made cider!
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2011, 09:10:18 AM »
Well, I left a half gallon sit until it went hard.

Hey, it's the closest I've come to brewing in a long time.
Cheers!  Have people ever frozen the same type of liquid and removed the Ice component?
Not that I would advocate such a sacrelidge but it seems interesting....

I've done that a few years ago.  5 Gal down to  2, then ferment. Intense apple profile, initally hot, mellowed after a year.
A friend of mine used to fortify mead post fermentation by freezing then transferring the mead from the ice crystals.  He won a lot of awards this way.  It made the mead much smoother and more "rounded."  He would put the mead into a PET bottle, squeeze any air out, freeze for 20 minutes, then found that the ice crystals would form as soon as he opened the cap.
Damn, that sounds deeeeelicious.  I might have to do that with my next mead.
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Re: I made cider!
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2011, 09:39:26 AM »
Yeah, I pulled it out of the fridge last night and realized it was at high krausen. Bottoms up!

Just like grandpappy used to make it ;)

I think they call that scrumble. cloudy young hard cider
It's Scrumpy, I think.
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Re: I made cider!
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2011, 09:48:41 AM »
I find it sad that most people would just throw it out at that point.
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