Originally Posted by ColoHox
There are a ton of threads about jacking cider. Personally, I have tried many ways...including freezing in a bucket and scooping out the ice and freezing a gallon jug of cider and inverting it over a tub or something to collect the concentrated and unfrozen liquid (by far most common).
The loss of volume depends on the temperature, but you can expect to lose half.
I did it last month for the first time. Waited till I had a week of temps in the teens. Put a 5 gal. carboy into 5 one gal. plastic jugs. Left outside.
Shake up the jugs to break up the ice and pour through a strainer. Each time you loose a gal. When it no longer freezes you are done. I got 1.5-1.75 gal. from 5 gal.
It tastes so good, so smooth!