Cider from eating apples only

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Cider from eating apples only

Postby MrBoy » Fri Mar 15, 2019 22:14

I've about 50kg of various heritage apples, starting to go wrinkled and needing using. I know cider ideally is a mix of eating, cooking and crab apples but when people do turbo cider they seem to just throw in some tea... This adds tannins in lieu of crab apples but what about the missing cooking apples?
Are these less important or should I add something... Say lemon juice... To bump the acidity?

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Re: Cider from eating apples only

Postby oldbloke » Sat Mar 16, 2019 00:56

Do you know the actual varieties? Have a wander round http://www.cider.org.uk/ - the book version has some advice on mixing varieties

http://www.cider.org.uk/part2.htm

and

http://www.cider.org.uk/tannin.htm

in particular
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