I just got my hands on an old 50 litre glass Carboy! WOO! Very cheap at an auction.
Gonna give it a good old clean and get rid of all the dust and other crap thats inside it.
I had a thought that i would try to make a quick and cheap cider for the summer while i had this - so how does this recipe sound?
45 Litres apple juice (buying cheap stuff - 65p/Litre)
1kg Dried Fruit (mix of Sultanas, Raisins and Candied Peel)
1 jar Honey
Basically I'd take a litre of the apple juice and the mixed fruit, and pop them in a blender together - then throw in a pan with 4 more litres of juice, the honey and the sugar and boil for 15 mins.
Then, add the boiled mix, the rest of the juice, and a teaspoon of Pectolase to the FV.
After a few hours, I'd add some Yeast nutrient and a sachet of Champagne yeast.
After a week, I'd bottle into sugar primed bottles, and have cider the following week!
Does this sound good or have i made several ungodly mistakes?