What type of yeast for a "sweet" cider?

Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:21 pm

What type of yeast would likely yield cider that tastes more sweet?
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Re: What type of yeast for a "sweet" cider?

Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:08 pm

The white labs cider yeast leaves a bit of sugar. Of course, with any yeast, you can always sorbate and back sweeten to taste.
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Re: What type of yeast for a "sweet" cider?

Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:12 pm

I have read alot on the backsweaten idea, can be a pain in the butt if you are bottling, but if you are kegging it seems like alot of people add 1 or 2 packages of frozen apple juice concentrate to the keg to backsweeten 5 gallons of hard cider.
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Re: What type of yeast for a "sweet" cider?

Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:27 pm

PorkSlapper wrote:backsweaten :jnj -Por que?


Back sweat-en? Blech!!! ;)
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Re: What type of yeast for a "sweet" cider?

Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:36 pm

WLP002/1968.
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Re: What type of yeast for a "sweet" cider?

Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:58 pm

The Nov/Dec issue of Zymurgy reported on an AHA cider yeast experiment. The English Ale yeast (WLP 002) was the favorite, even over cider yeast, as it left a residual sweetness without back sweetening. Cider yeast was actually 4th in the list.
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Re: What type of yeast for a "sweet" cider?

Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:51 pm

bazookazilla wrote:
PorkSlapper wrote:backsweaten :jnj -Por que?


Back sweat-en? Blech!!! ;)


A minor step up from the rare (at least in other places not associated with the BN) technique of Ball sweaten.
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