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Christina magdlena at texas.net
Tue Dec 29 08:06:24 PST 1998



OxladeMac at aol.com wrote:

> > How does using cider speed the aging? I read a mention that apple juice or
> > cider would speed the aging of one of the longer cordials by a month, and I
> > was wondering how that worked.
>
> I think the cider adds acidity to the mead.  The acidity adjustment aids in
> the yeast fermentation somehow.

Yeah, works great in cider/mead/wine, but a cordial usually has no yeast.  It's a
combo of vodka/rum/whatever and a flavoring such as blueberries.
-Magdalena

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