This is going to be my first attempt at making cider, I have been brewing beer for about two years, now going to try my hand at cider. I had some apple pie cider that was made with soft apple cider, Ever-clear, cinnamon, and a touch of vanilla. Im not sure if that was or what else was in there. However, it tasted just like an apple pie in your glass. What I would like to do is make a batch of hard cider to taste just the same with out the Ever-clear. I was planning on using five gallons of unpasteurized apple cider, 1lbs brown sugar, two sticks of cinnamon, and one vanilla bean. The yeast, Im not sure what one to use but from reading other post Nottingham seems the way to go. I guess what I need is your input and suggestions on what and how to do this. Also should I use campden tablets?