Apple & Blackcurrant Cider

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Apple & Blackcurrant Cider

Postby blake2101 » Monday May 16, 2011 10:20 am

I've come up with a simple recipe, I just thought I'd put it out there for some feedback before I commit to it.

Here it is:

16L apple juice
4L apple & Blackcurrant juice (not enough? Too much?)
500g Lactose (I'd like it sweet but not very sweet!)
Yeast (us-04, us-05, cider, champagne?)

Any feedback or recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Apple & Blackcurrant Cider

Postby timmy » Monday May 16, 2011 4:39 pm

I'd steer clear of the champagne yeast if you don't like it too dry.

I would also ferment it without the extra sugar and then taste it before adding extra sugar. You might also find that you need to add some more blackcurrant, but a taste test after fermentation will tell you.
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Re: Apple & Blackcurrant Cider

Postby blake2101 » Monday May 16, 2011 4:43 pm

timmy wrote:I'd steer clear of the champagne yeast if you don't like it too dry.

I would also ferment it without the extra sugar and then taste it before adding extra sugar. You might also find that you need to add some more blackcurrant, but a taste test after fermentation will tell you.


I've heard us-04 is a good yeast to use to save some of the sweetness. Can you confirm this?
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Re: Apple & Blackcurrant Cider

Postby bullfrog » Monday May 16, 2011 5:14 pm

The yeast you want is US-05; there isn't a US-04 - there's S-04, but that's an English ale yeast and not the neutral profile that you'll want in your cider.
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Re: Apple & Blackcurrant Cider

Postby blake2101 » Tuesday May 17, 2011 9:32 am

Lol whoops. I didn't realize I was typing it wrong.
Thanks for your help, I'll post updates on my progress.
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