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Scott Manning
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Username: Liquidbreaddiet

Post Number: 191
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 12.18.36.40
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 - 04:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I finally got all the ingredients for my first apple butter cyser - 1.5 L yeast starter is bubbling away happily awaiting a bath in the sugar nirvana i will be concocting on saturday morning. One question - Is 1 or 2 lbs of apple butter best?
 

Skotrat
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Username: Skotrat

Post Number: 1741
Registered: 04-2003
Posted From: 24.61.120.214
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 - 04:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi,

2
 

Doug Pescatore
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Username: Doug_p

Post Number: 1788
Registered: 10-2002
Posted From: 141.232.1.1
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 - 04:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I went with the jar that had 1 lb. 12 oz.
 

davidw
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Username: Davidw

Post Number: 1427
Registered: 03-2001
Posted From: 65.163.6.62
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 - 04:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

More is better!

"One! Two! Five!"

"Three, sir!"

"Three!"
 

Skotrat
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Username: Skotrat

Post Number: 1742
Registered: 04-2003
Posted From: 24.61.120.214
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 - 05:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Five is Right Out!
 

davidw
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Username: Davidw

Post Number: 1428
Registered: 03-2001
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Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 - 05:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

And so is two, unless thou then proceeduth to three.
 

Hophead
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Username: Hophead

Post Number: 2030
Registered: 03-2002
Posted From: 167.4.1.38
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 - 05:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

shrek & monty...

all this talk of ABC has peaked my interest, I must investigate 'apple butter' now...

Scott, from ELKs pix earlier, I'd suggest plenty of headspace in the fermenter!
 

ELK
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Username: Elkski

Post Number: 1433
Registered: 01-2003
Posted From: 67.177.25.240
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 - 05:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I am still not sure what this ingredient does??
I say this because there are so many different butters out there that this isn't a standard.
I tried just 2 of them and the amount of spices was zero on one on the ingredient list (I guess just a decoction of apples?) to some on the other and both of them were lacking in the spice taste I remebered from my moms.

Remember I have 10 gals of this stuff going on and only thing I worry about is how will I drink 40 liters of this stuff???
 

ELK
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Username: Elkski

Post Number: 1434
Registered: 01-2003
Posted From: 67.177.25.240
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 - 05:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You dont need the headspace as much as dont disturb the beast! once it gets going..
 

Hophead
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Username: Hophead

Post Number: 2031
Registered: 03-2002
Posted From: 167.4.1.38
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 - 05:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Give it a good blast of O2 about 36 hours into the primary, good times....
 

Doug Pescatore
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Username: Doug_p

Post Number: 1789
Registered: 10-2002
Posted From: 141.232.1.1
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 - 05:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I hope this stuff turns out good. I have what turned out to be 6 gallons still bubbling away right now. Next time I will use 4 gallons of apple juice to keep the batch size smaller. I have had to clean out my airlock on my bucket around 5 times. I shake it a couple times a day to remove as much CO2 as possible. The airlock goes crazy by no foam in there until a couple of hours later. I'm guessing that fermentation picks up when the CO2 is off gassed and the yeast is resuspended.

I can taste the apple/apple butter but the alcohol if really hot right now. It is hard to pick up the spices, but I know they are there.

-Doug
 

ELK
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Username: Elkski

Post Number: 1437
Registered: 01-2003
Posted From: 67.177.25.240
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 - 05:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

dont listen to hophead!!!
Walk softly around that baby..
 

Scott Manning
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Username: Liquidbreaddiet

Post Number: 192
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 12.18.36.40
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 - 06:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have a 15 gal stainless fermenter with lid that has locking tabs. It has an area for blow off etc. It should have plenty of head space! Anyway I think I am going for 2 lbs of the apple butter.

I was totaling the bill for this and by far it is the most expensive concoction I have ever attempted.
5 lbs dark muscavado sugar - 25$
10 lbs of orange blossom honey - $40
5 gallons of 100% apple juice - $25
2 lbs of dark dme - $7.50
xl smack pack yeast - $7.50
2 lbs of apple butter - $5.00
cassia bark - $10.00
Cloves - $2.50
Malta Goya Starter - 3 bottles for 50c

Totaling a whopping $123.00 That doesn't even include raisens, and lyles golden syrup. I hope I actually like it!!!!!

(Message edited by Liquidbreaddiet on February 10, 2006)
 

Hophead
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Username: Hophead

Post Number: 2034
Registered: 03-2002
Posted From: 167.4.1.38
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 - 08:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Those are some pretty high prices, you and the Elkster must shop at the same place?! Sounds like a good candidate for those little 7oz bottles...
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 4656
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.57.229.8
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 - 10:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'd make a bigger stater than that. I'd want at least a 3-quart starter and I wouldn't even add the honey until after the initial fermentation has started to subside.
 

ELK
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Username: Elkski

Post Number: 1440
Registered: 01-2003
Posted From: 67.177.25.240
Posted on Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 01:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I got my muscovado at whole earth for 2.70/lb but other than that 4$/lb honey we are close I paid about 2.15/lb at the bee keeper. but my first batch was 19$/5lb. I did find 8 cinnamon (casia)sticks for 1.49..I cnat believe how much those small spice bottles are??? like 5$ for 6 sticks..