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Image by WxMom
These are each from final summertime. Jason juiced a watermelon. We tried several drink recipes, each for grownups and for the children. Dilemma, in our experimenting, Jason didn’t create down the recipes. So these images will not be producing it to the blog.
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Back in late October, I began three gallons of fresh apple cider from Noquochoke Orchards in Westport, MA in the fermenter. Now, almost six months later, I have a case and a half of twelve oz. bottles of extremely drinkable, dry sparkling hard cider. Shot this glass of it tonight (and drink it although processing the shots.)
Nikon D7000 w/Nikkor ƒ/1.8 50mm prime. One SB-700 in 43" octabox camera right, behind and over subject, 50mm zoom, 1/2 power. Second SB-700 from the identical course, 1/ten power, 120mm zoom, via 1/four" speed grid aimed just at the glass and foreground apple. White card (with all but a 6" vertical strip blocked by a black card) camera left to include some highlight to the glass.
Colour finishing, slight crop, and a bit of sharpening and detail extra in Aperture.
For the brewers out there:
three US gallons of UV pasteurized sweet cider
10 oz. turbinado sugar
10 oz. grade A dark amber Vermont maple syrup
1 package deal Safale US-05 ale yeast (Fermentis)
1 one/2 tsp. yeast nutrient
2 tbl. vodka
2 cinnamon sticks, crushed
one/two tsp. cardamom seed
2.two oz. dextrose
I mixed the sugar, syrup, and cider in my brew kettle and heated it gradually to 165°F, then held it there for twenty minutes. I almost certainly did not need to have to hold, as the cider was already pasteurized, but it did get the sugar dissolved far more effortlessly. Cooled in an ice bath to 70°F, transferred to my principal fermenter, added the yeast nutrient, and pitched the yeast straight. OG was one.059.
Took three weeks in the major with virtually unnoticeable bubbling in the airlock. Racked to secondary at this point. At the exact same time as I racked to secondary, I produced a spice tincture from the spices and vodka and allow that sit in a jar to pull taste out of the spices.
Following twelve weeks in the secondary, the flavors had evened out fairly well. I racked off the trub into my bottling bucket, where I extra the effectively-strained spice tincture and my dextrose. Bottled, capped, and let bottle problem for four weeks.
FG was .996, so the ABV (excluding what ever the vodka contributed) is about eight.4%.