Re: [Distillers] Re: Apple Jack
- Yo' Guys,Freezing is also a form of distillation. Traditionally in cold climates one can store a barrel of fermented apple juice outside for a month or so and it will eventually concentrate the alcohol by freezing and thawing the water and leaving a core of apple jack which you can either drill to or use a red hot piece of steel to get through the ice to the alcohol core. In areas where it does not get cold enough, one can freeze the must in a freezer and scoop out the ice crystals. The downside of this process is that the fusel alcohols are also concentrated and drinking the stuph will produce a memorable hangover. This process usually produces about 30 - 40 % alcohol.Regards, Dave H.----- Original Message -----From: Anthony Athawes
I can’t find Apple Jack in the dictionary so am not sure what it really is. I used to think it was another name for Cider, but we have now seen recipes from virtually 100% ethanol plus apple skins, to a 50/50 mix of Vodka and apple juice.
Does Apple Jack have to be anything specific to qualify?
From: Distillers@yahoogro ups.com [mailto:Distillers@ yahoogroups. com]On Behalf Of CHRIS STEVENS
Sent: 08 November 2006 17:57
To: Distillers@yahoogro ups.com
Subject: [Distillers] Re: Corn Mash Pilot Test Results
Litre of Vodka , liter of supermarket apple juice (organic) - hey presto Apple Jack. Tastes OK to me !!!!