the turbo cider project

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Re: the turbo cider project

Post by Paddy Bubbles » Mon May 21, 2012 11:30 am

Cool, will have a read of that.

Anyone tried priming with both dextrose and Splenda? To carbonate and add back a sweetness?

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Re: the turbo cider project

Post by Paddy Bubbles » Mon May 21, 2012 11:32 am

Paddy Bubbles wrote:Cool, will have a read of that.

Anyone tried priming with both dextrose and Splenda? To carbonate and add back a sweetness?
BeerNut, just read your thread and your comments about priming with both "sugars". Nice one.

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Re: the turbo cider project

Post by Wallacebiy » Mon May 21, 2012 11:39 am

I did one 2 weeks ago ( -ish )

20l lidl apple juice ( 1060 sg )
Boiled one cooking apple and a handful of raisins and 2 teaspoons of Barrys gold blend leaf tea in a little of the Juice in a pan for 10- 15 mins , then drained that into the Juice .

2 packs of Lalvins wine yeast started and pitched in .

About 5 days later it was at 1020 and nice and sweet , with a little dryness
about 2 days later ( when it had dropped to 1010 ) It was getting tart so I bought splenda and put about a third of a pack in , sealed the fermenter and left it for another week .

Bottled it on Saturday , it's pretty good , very reminiscent of apple pie . Even though it's very young it's actually very drinkable .


Lidl apple juice has gotten really strong though !! great stuff .
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Re: the turbo cider project

Post by SullivansGingerBeer » Mon May 21, 2012 12:36 pm

Sounds lovely what type of yeast do you use?

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Re: the turbo cider project

Post by beerfly » Mon May 21, 2012 12:50 pm

had a shot doing this too. have done 2 4L batchs so far
used santa rosa apple juice. og 1.040 fg 1.000

batch 1 used a generic cider yeast with added sweetener and it was enough for 20L so a little over sweet but drinkable

batch 2 i just reused the yeast from batch 1. this seems to need some extra sweetness so put about half a spoon of splenda into each bottle

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Re: the turbo cider project

Post by Wallacebiy » Mon May 21, 2012 4:04 pm

SullivansGingerBeer wrote:Sounds lovely what type of yeast do you use?
2 packs of Lalvins wine yeast , they'd been in my fridge so long , I reckon they must have been the all purpose one
http://www.thehomebrewcompany.ie/index. ... cts_id=201

But the pack I had didn't have any thing distinct about it , there was no serial or code or strain , just Saccaromyces Cervisae written on it
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Post by SullivansGingerBeer » Tue May 22, 2012 10:53 am

Perfect, thanks, will get some and give it a go!! Hopefully have it in time for this nice Summer weather, ..for when I'm not drinking Sullivan's ginger beer of course!!

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Re: the turbo cider project

Post by Paddy Bubbles » Tue May 22, 2012 11:19 am

Lads, I've got a 5l plastic fermenter and a 5l glass demijohn. Would it be better to do primary in the plastic FV and rack to demijohn for a bit of bulk aging, or would I be better off fermenting in the demijohn and doing no secondary at all?

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Re: the turbo cider project

Post by newToBrew » Tue May 22, 2012 7:12 pm

Why so long before its drinkable ? Meant to do this months ago but never got round to it - what's the fastest turnaround ? Would love to have some for July/ august - was in idle. - picked up a vitafit Andaman aptelsaft guess its just a case of which tastes better ? Is the vita one the cloudy one? Anyone got an opinion on these
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Re: the turbo cider project

Post by EoinMag » Tue May 22, 2012 11:12 pm

newToBrew wrote:Why so long before its drinkable ? Meant to do this months ago but never got round to it - what's the fastest turnaround ? Would love to have some for July/ august - was in idle. - picked up a vitafit Andaman aptelsaft guess its just a case of which tastes better ? Is the vita one the cloudy one? Anyone got an opinion on these

You can drink it young, but it tends to be very very tart.

The original turbo cider is sling it down your neck trampjuice and is ready in as little as seven days and often drunk directly from the fermenter. JImsbeerkit has a good few threads on it, but in fairness it's simply better with time.

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Re: the turbo cider project

Post by newToBrew » Wed May 23, 2012 6:08 am

Ahh - with all this waiting a year and whatnot I was thinking the turbo name was simply a joke - ah sure I guess I can fling some in a demi john and forget about it for as long as possible - shouldn't be too hard given my memory !
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Re: the turbo cider project

Post by EoinMag » Wed May 23, 2012 10:33 am

newToBrew wrote:Ahh - with all this waiting a year and whatnot I was thinking the turbo name was simply a joke - ah sure I guess I can fling some in a demi john and forget about it for as long as possible - shouldn't be too hard given my memory !

I've found that three months is enough. It's a very nice drink, albeit in need of a bit of sweetening after the three months.

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Re: the turbo cider project

Post by CrsZ00 » Fri May 25, 2012 8:21 pm

Absolutely delighted with first batch of turbo cider. Crystal clear and beautifully refreshing 5.5% ABV
Recipie;
12 litres aldi Apple juice.
300g dextrose
Cooper wheat beer yeast. (that's what I had spare)
Fermented for one week before adding 1 strong cup of tea made with 2 teabags boiled for 3min and 3 tbspns xylatol.
Racked to secondary. Let sit for 1 week, then primed with 120g dextrose and bottled.
Conditioned for 2weeks.
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Conditioning: Cascade Reaction (Amber Ale)
Drinking: Fear Gorm (Irish Stout)
Planning: Mad Trout IPA

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Re: the turbo cider project

Post by Wallacebiy » Sat May 26, 2012 10:12 pm

Good stuff .

It really is an eye opener , how simple it is .

I split a bottle of mine last night with a few bud and dutch gold drinkers and they were impressed . I found it very refreshing , but still under carbed . Maybe should have bottled a little earlier . But still nice soft carbonation ..
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Re: the turbo cider project

Post by Will_D » Sun May 27, 2012 10:05 am

CrsZ00 wrote: and 3 tbspns xylatol.
What is/are the brand names for xylatol??

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Pri Fermenting:..AG Paulaner
Sec Fermenting:..LaTrappe Dubbel, AG Pilsner, Aventius AG Clone
Kegged: .........Cider
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