Friday, June 22, 2012


OK I have never done hard cider before, but that was enough reason to try.  So here's what I did - and keep in mind I got lots of the ideas from the Making Homemade Hard Cider site.

I upped the scale from them, though.

I couldn't find enough of the right kind of juice, and thought blending might give me an interesting approach, so that's what I did.

In a clean and sanitized fermenter, here goes (in this order):
1 can Albertson's frozen Apple Juice Concentrate
just under 2 gallons (4 bottles) Simply Apple pure pressed apple juice (no water or preservatives)
2 gallons Albertson's Unfiltered Apple Juice (no preservatives)

5 tsp Yeast Nutrient (because yeast needs nutrients)
2.5 tsp Pectin Enzyme (for clarity)

1 gallon Musselman's Pasteurized Apple Juice (no preservatives)

1 pkg Lalvin EC-1118 yeast (wine yeast)

Then I'll wait a few weeks, rack it to a secondary, and then after some settlilng, it will be time to bottle.


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