Dec-6-2007 Started a Mango/Peach Cider  I want to keep better track this time so I am logging it here.Ingredients:

½ Package of Champaign yeast (1tsp)

½ Cup warm water

2 tsp Orange juice concentrate

1tsp Super Ferment

1-1/2 Gallons apple juice

1-1/2 Gallons Peach Mango Juice

1 can frozen apple juice

3 cups brown sugar

1 tsp peptic enzyme

 First I took ½ package of Champaign yeast (1tsp) and re-hydrated it in 1/2 cup of warm water with 2 tsp of Orange juice concentrate and 1 tsp of super ferment.  I bought 3 half gallon containers of apple juice and 3 half gallon containers of Peach Mango juice all on sale for $1.50 each.

While the yeast sat in the starter I took 1 container of apple juice and heated it in a Pot and added 3 cups of brown sugar heated just until the sugar all incorporated.  I poured this into a clean 3 Gal carboy and added 1 tsp of peptic enzyme to keep it clear, then I added all 3  half gallons of mango peach juice followed by the yeast and a room temp container of frozen apple juice concentrate and about two thirds of the remaining ½ gallon of apple juice.  The remaining apple juice I put in the fridge to use for topping off after the first racking.  Dated and air locked the carboy   I plan on leaving it in the primary for 10 days we will see how it goes….

 

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