Originally Posted by GABrewboy
Tell me how this sounds:
5 gallons of apple juice (Apple Orchard frozen concentrate 100% juice no preserves )
5 cans of pears in heavy juice ( blended till a thick liquid )
2 lbs of light brown sugar
1 lb of honey
2 lemons zested
English Cider Yeast (WLP775)
I took the brown sugar and honey and boiled it in about 1.5 gallons of water. Dumped the concentrated juice in the primary along with the blended up pears and then zested the 2 lemons. Once the honey and brown sugar were dissolved, dumped that into the primary. Then added another 4 gallons of water and pitched my yeast. This morning it is just a bubbling away!!!
the 2 pounds of brown sugar will definately excentuate the cider taste. Next time i would cut back a half a pound, although the citrus oils from the lemons might balance it out. Other than that it sounds like a good recipe, tell me how it turns out.