Old-fashioned Applejack recipe..sugar city?

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Old-fashioned Applejack recipe..sugar city?

Postby Cornbread » Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:32 pm

Sure seems like a lot of brown sugar........but I just started it.........2 gallon pasturized store-bot apple cider. 2 gallon water, 8 pounds dark brown sugar, 1 tsp nutrient, 1 pkg. red star pasteur champagne yeast.
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Re: Old-fashioned Applejack recipe..sugar city?

Postby Dnderhead » Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:10 pm

Id left out the water,, and one LB. suger to the GAL.and some yeast nutrients.
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Re: Old-fashioned Applejack recipe..sugar city?

Postby Hawke » Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:02 pm

Even the normal apple pie recipe has too much sugar for me. The fermented version isn't going to carry the flavors over as well though.
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Re: Old-fashioned Applejack recipe..sugar city?

Postby Dnderhead » Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:57 am

when you ferment "juce" it changes the flavor profile,,when you distilll ,it changes agin,and usly much lighter in flavor.
most of that collord stuff you buy in the store in US is fake. it is flavord after.
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Re: Old-fashioned Applejack recipe..sugar city?

Postby Cornbread » Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:47 am

"when you ferment "juce" it changes the flavor profile,,when you distilll ,it changes agin,and usly much lighter in flavor"

damn.....thanks.........."LIVE & LEARN"
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Re: Old-fashioned Applejack recipe..sugar city?

Postby Cornbread » Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:06 am

I thought distilling "concentrated" the flavor ---------
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Re: Old-fashioned Applejack recipe..sugar city?

Postby LWTCS » Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:25 am

Concetrates the alcho.

Flavor is in the h20.

No water, no flavor.
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Re: Old-fashioned Applejack recipe..sugar city?

Postby Cornbread » Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:28 am

So just the opposite. The flavor is in the water.
The flavor is in the water. The flavor is in the water. The flavor is in the water. The flavor is in the water
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Postby Dnderhead » Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:45 am

THANK,,,,,,,
if you took a grain mash like barley , distilled at say 60% you whould have a single malt W_ _ _ _ _,
now if you distill the same mash off at 95% what do you have? V_ _ _ _,,, little or no taste.
now if you dilute that,, and redistll you less flavor yet,,called a N_ _ _ _ _.the flavor is left behind in the w_ _ _ _.
all from the same mash.
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Re: Old-fashioned Applejack recipe..sugar city?

Postby noobsauce » Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:52 am

LWTCS wrote:Concetrates the alcho.

Flavor is in the h20.

No water, no flavor.



Though its not what you meant...I was running off a batch of rum last night. For fun, got my wife to give the sniff and taste test. Then i added abit of water to it and got her to do it again. She couldnt believe that adding WATER somehow made it have real smell and taste.

Not sure why that happens but it is interesting.
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Re: Old-fashioned Applejack recipe..sugar city?

Postby rad14701 » Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:35 pm

noobsauce wrote:
LWTCS wrote:Concetrates the alcho.

Flavor is in the h20.

No water, no flavor.



Though its not what you meant...I was running off a batch of rum last night. For fun, got my wife to give the sniff and taste test. Then i added abit of water to it and got her to do it again. She couldnt believe that adding WATER somehow made it have real smell and taste.

Not sure why that happens but it is interesting.

Adding water, which contains oxygen, which allows the spirits to breathe and open specific notes that are otherwise masked by the concentrated alcohol... As an example, scotch and water is a more flavorful or odorous drink than scotch on the rocks or neat...
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Re: Old-fashioned Applejack recipe..sugar city?

Postby Hack » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:52 pm

I'd just ferment the cider and forget about adding sugar or water to it.
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Re: Old-fashioned Applejack recipe..sugar city?

Postby Cornbread » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:48 am

Hack wrote:I'd just ferment the cider and forget about adding sugar or water to it.

I live near all the apples in the world......and I buy cider from the store........Damn.......I will try that next recipe. I just didn't want to drive 1½ hours there. They have the real old fashion apple cider.....can we say "yum?" I want to try the Granny Smiths and maybe Galas and make my own next year. When I ferment just the cider & yeast...will I need to add a pinch of nutrients?
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Re: Old-fashioned Applejack recipe..sugar city?

Postby Dnderhead » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:13 am

""will I need to add a pinch of nutrients?""
not absatuty nesasary ,apple will work with out, but it shure wont hert.
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Re: Old-fashioned Applejack recipe..sugar city?

Postby Willy Wonka » Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:51 am

I have an apple jack recipe that's clocking in at 114 proof and uses very little sugar.
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Re: Old-fashioned Applejack recipe..sugar city?

Postby Willy Wonka » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:36 am

Here is my 5Gal. Apple Jack Recipe

6lbs. Apples pureed
3.5lbs. Sugar
2 Cinnamon sticks
Yeast and yeast nutrient.

The Good: fermented in 4.5 days and used very little sugar, It clocked in at 114 proof mid run.

The Bad: It ran down to 90 proof before I hit tails and the yield was low "1 cup per 1gallon and 1/2 of mash"

I think I'll add more sugar next time and see if we can't get a higher octane product. Feel free to suggest any ideas or modifications.

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