Wow guys, just got my first email about posts in this thread. Sorry about that! I haven't tried brewing with Louisberg's, you'll have to let us know how it turns out. Or better yet, pass it around! I typically brew with just the cheap Old Orchard Apple Juice, then once it's fermented out I stabilize and backsweeten with concentrate. Recipe was on this site as (Dave's maybe?) Caramel Apple Cider.
To answer the previous posts, I looked into KC Biermeisters and attended their meeting on a cider day. They were an awesome group of people with a few who did cider in addition to beer, but beer was definitely the focus so I bowed out. If I ever try a competition though, I'll be asking them if I can use their name on my stuff to get them points. I highly recommend checking them out if you're a beer drinker.
And Marvaden and anyone else interested, I'm definitely down for a swap. I've got another couple weeks on my batch then I'd be ready. This cold kinda set me back. I brew in the basement and this batch has struggled. I even did a swamp cooler with aquarium heater, but the airlock has been slow. No promises this batch will be as good as normal, but you're welcome to try it!