Applejack on Saturday

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krisblouch
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Applejack on Saturday

Hi, I am making applejack on saturday. That's where you take a barrell of cider outside in the freezing cold and keep removing ice from it. Water freezes... the good stuff don't.

I was going to just show up and do this, maybe a brew a batch of quick beer while I was at it... but I thought I'd put the idea out there for anyone interested. It's obviously a pretty simple process, but if you're curious about how it comes out or want to nerd out about cider: I'll be there around 5ish. 

Cheers!

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Oh man, that's badass. Wish

Oh man, that's badass. Wish my cider was done fermenting and I'd let you rack it off and do the same to it. Can't make it over, unfortunately! 

Take some pictures if you can, I'm definitely interested in the process. 

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There is a method I'm aware

There is a method I'm aware of to make Eisbock, same principle but with a bock, you would leave a rope, probably of the nylon variety and sanitized, hanging in the bucket/barrel, and you should in theory be able to simply pull on the rope and remove the top layer of ice.  whatever method you use, best of luck, sounds delicious, I'm gonna recommend saving a little to pass around at the next meeting...for research...

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I will do all of the above.

I will do all of the above. Except the string thing. Sounds cool though.

If anyone wants to gamble on another really cold day before winter is over:

Base recipe:

5 gallons of juice.

10ish apple juice extracts from freezer section (no preservatives in either)

pack of wine yeast (I like montrachet). Best to make a starter and use wine yeast nutrient, but not totally critical.

 

Cheers!

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I made an eisbock a while ago

I made an eisbock a while ago.  Froze in a keg for about 8 hours in the freezer.  Then made a jumber and powered out the eisbock into another keg.  Worked perfectly.