Haha now I realize that the recipe I got from my friend is 90% the one originally posted here, but with a few small changes such as adding some grains and spices. Also, as far as I know you cannot get unpasteurized apple juice or cider at the grocery store as it's like illegal ... You can only get unpasteurized straight from a farm itself.
Anyways, we followed the above but the OG was near 1.080-1.090 haha. So we thought we'd add more water to get it down to about 1.060 a typical OG. As such we had to add about an extra gallon of water and in the end it just diluted it down way too much. We only used 1 pack of Nottingham and did not rehydrate it. HOWEVER, at 24 hours the carboy had built so much pressure that it blew the airlock off and sprayed a 10' ceiling w the krausen haha. Lesson learned is the blowoff valve nessecity. Anyways, in the end I taste more of a cinnamon flavor (we added some) rather than apple which makes sense bc there was only 1 qt.
I'm about to redo it this weekend but use a gallon of apple cider, adding only enough water to get it to 5 gallons, leaving a crazy high gravity, and maybbeeee using 2 packs of Nottingham.