First Graff?

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hazelbrew

First Graff?

Post by hazelbrew » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:37 am

bit of an experiment.
bear with me...
I had a few vials of liquid yeast in the fridge, out of date ,to use.

I made a small extract mix to work as a starter and as a mix with some juice for a fictional drink...


starter was
300 g DME
2.5l water
5g glacier hops.
2 tsp nutrient
boiled for 20 minutes then cooled.

used 800ml of this "starter" with
2litre princes apple and pear juice
200g normal sugar.

will add and top up with more apple/pear juice later.

fermenting with EC1118 a wine yeast I think.

wish me luck! haven't worked out the target abv from that mix yet.

hazelbrew

Re: First Graff?

Post by hazelbrew » Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:04 am

Took a gravity reading tonight. Has gone down to 1006 or so. Not gone as far as other ciders I think as I added the malt extract and have used a wine yeast... perhaps not fermenting the maltose properly?

Taste and smell is a bit grim at the moment - still quite sulphurous and obviously not finished yet.

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Picture of all three samples tonight. This one is the first on the left. One in the middle is an apple/mango TC done with a hefe yeast. on right is coopers dark ale tweak.

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hazelbrew

Re: First Graff?

Post by hazelbrew » Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:53 am

First proper taste tonight.

I bottled this a few weeks ago. Tried the first tonight.

It is clear. Tastes quite vinous. lot more sweetness than I would expect with a cider. not sure I could detect the hops. shows promise I think. Have to work through the rest to make up mind and plan next version :)

I fermented this with a wine yeast so perhaps thats why it has not finished off the malt?

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Re: First Graff?

Post by WalesAles » Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:28 pm

hazelbrew wrote: Tastes quite vinous.
hazel,
Good job on your TC! :D :D
vinous sounds like `Tramp Juice`. is it really that good? :D
Can`t beat a bit of tramp juice! Hic! :D

WA

hazelbrew

Re: First Graff?

Post by hazelbrew » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:57 pm

WalesAles wrote:
hazelbrew wrote: Tastes quite vinous.
hazel,
Good job on your TC! :D :D
vinous sounds like `Tramp Juice`. is it really that good? :D
Can`t beat a bit of tramp juice! Hic! :D

WA
Tramp juice? Trump juice?

Not sure. Will need to try another one. I think the happy accident of using wine yeast has led to a very different drink than if I had used cider or ale yeast

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