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comment Sweet sparkling cider without pasteurizing, sulphites or lactose
I tried a carefully measured amount of splenda but my housemates didn't like it - could have been the cinnamon i added as well trying to make it all gourmet (it tastes a little funky). I will experiment with potassium sorbate.
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comment Sweet sparkling cider without pasteurizing, sulphites or lactose
Nice - I will try this. I'm using S05 now for my current batch but without any yeast nutrient or malt. It's still very sweet after two weeks in the primary and seems to have bottomed out at 1.011 after starting at 1.06. The primary seems to have some residual c02, I'm going to bottle it experimenting with no priming sugar and half a tsp. My hypothesis is the sugared batch won't be any more carbonated just sweeter.
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comment Is leaving some cider in the primary bad?
Thanks for the insight!
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comment Is leaving some cider in the primary bad?
Great answer, thanks. Has given me lots of ideas. Yesterday (3 days later) it bubbled v/slowly but today nothing. I'll keep an eye on it, how long does the K-meta remain toxic to the yeast? Is there any reason to repitch apart from enabling later priming?
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comment Is leaving some cider in the primary bad?
Additional info: the cider I bottled was a very clear/light yellow - like champagne (we used a champagne yeast), it had been the primary a little over month fermenting between 18 & 22 celcius. My wife failed to get a OG measurement (I was abroad) but it has a serious kick like a wine. She added 1kg of sugar even though the apples were sweet and ripe.
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comment Sweet sparkling cider without pasteurizing, sulphites or lactose
What about back-sweetening with a non-fermentable?
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asked Sweet sparkling cider without pasteurizing, sulphites or lactose