recipe: 1 gal martinelli's 100% apple juice (way over priced at $10/gal)
3 cups brown sugar
i fermented in the plastic martinelli's bottle with a home made airlock for 14 days, racked and let it sit for 2 days, then got impatient so i cold crashed and racked to a bulk bottle. no gravity readings but PA was around 13%.
after cold crashing i tasted my beautiful inebriating creation, and boy did it taste like the depths of satins anus.... ya, it was that bad.
instead of dumping my hard earned work i decided to back sweeten with .5 gal of martinelli's sparkling cider. i figured that the abv was around 10% so adding .5 gal of cider would only bring it down to 6-7% which is still worth wile, and boy did it make a world of a difference.
after back sweetening the cider turned out grate. it taste like apple juice bit hits you a little harder than a beer.