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British Bittersweet Apple Cider Concentrate

British Bittersweet Apple Cider Concentrate

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Made from traditional UK Cider Apples grown in the unique terroir of the finest apple-growing region in the world. Harvested from the adjoining British counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, apples grown in this region benefit from high quality soils, nearly year-round rainfall, and a mild maritime climate. Having been home to apple orchards for thousands of years, the climate of this area allows the apples to slowly mature, which produces fruit with excellent complexity and flavor balance.

Apple cider concentrate is produced by removing water from freshly pressed apple juice through evaporation while under vacuum. This process concentrates the natural sugars in the juice, making the resulting product easier to store for longer periods and less cumbersome when transporting.

Use:
We recommend diluting with 6 parts water to 1 part concentrate to reconstitute the original apple juice. This will leave you with a solution that is approximately 1.040 SG with an estimated alcohol content of 5.2% ABV after fermentation. The solution can be used as a flavor ingredient alongside fresh apple juice to impart high levels of tannin that will give your hard cider a wonderful mouthfeel, complex flavor, and great color and body.

0.5L good for 1 gallon.
3L good for 6 gallons.

 

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Want to make the classic british cider
Malachy C on Oct 21, 2021
To make cider
Gary A. W on Aug 16, 2021
Want to make the classic british cider
Malachy C on Oct 21, 2021
Curious.
Robert Harrison G on Oct 8, 2021
To make cider
Gary A. W on Aug 16, 2021
I love real cider with proper English apples
Ian R on Nov 6, 2020
To compare with American apple cider
Barry P on Nov 6, 2020
I hope it works
Peter B on Oct 30, 2020
Playing around.
Jim L on Oct 28, 2020
Curious.
Robert Harrison G on Oct 8, 2021
I love real cider with proper English apples
Ian R on Nov 6, 2020
Any idea what varietal(s) are in this concentrate?
Timothy Elder on Jul 26, 2021
BEST ANSWER: From the manufacturer's web sight:

Dabinett Apples

This apple variety dates from around the early 1900’s. It was found by William Dabinett and grown as a natural seedling in a hedge in South Petherton, Somerset. Classed as a “Bittersweet Cider Apple,” Dabinett has a small, yellow green fruit – flecked with red and usually harvested in November in the UK. The flesh is green and aromatic. The apple tree itself has a relatively small and spreading habit and it also has a high resistance to apple scab.

The juice is characterised as having high tannin and low acid.
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Rated 5 out of 5
The best concentrate for cider
There is no substitute for real cider apples and this concentrate makes a cider with perfect balance and a lot of body. I added 1 gallon of locally pressed juice to add aroma lost during the evaporation process. Adding more fresh juice would be even better. I diluted to just over 5 gallons so the abv was a more traditional 7.2%
Much better than adding tannin and acid blend to dessert apple juice.
June 4, 2021
Purchased
11 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Son loves it!
My son has to eat gluten-free and has come to enjoy ciders. Last time at my house, he polished-off my stash! He is not a fan of the sweet ciders and this definitely is not that way. It makes good solid stuff. Just make sure you use a yeast made for cider.
April 17, 2021
Purchased
11 months ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Not Sure Yet
This is just an experiment. I'm going to try using this in a 4-5 gallon batch of hard cider from store bought apple juice (probably Kirkland) to see how well it adds flavor and complexity. No dilution or sugar is planned.
January 12, 2021
Purchased
10 months ago