Hi. I've brewed a few batches of beer before, but never a cider. Here's what I have:
5 gallons fresh cider
1/2 pound buckwheat honey
Red Star champagne yeast
My plan was to pasteurize the fresh cider, add the nutrient, energizer and yeast and plop it in the primary for a few weeks. When I transfer to the secondary I was going to add the 1/2 gallon of buckwheat honey- let that go for another few weeks. Then prime and bottle.
My goal is a dry cider with abv ~7%
Does this sound like a decent plan? Should I add some sweetener along with the cider in the primary?
Thanks for any help! I've never used nutrient or energizer before, so I'm a bit out of my element.