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Old 01-20-2013, 01:16 PM   #1
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Got "Homebrew Favorites" book for Christmas and am going to attempt a Cyser recipe. The recipe calls for boiling 11 lbs of honey and 5 gallons of cider for an hour. Reading the threads in here, it seems most of you say not to boil cider because of cloudiness. I bought pasteurized apple cider.

Any opinions on this would be nice, I will add that it "claims" to be a tried and proven recipe. Thanks

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Old 01-20-2013, 02:26 PM   #2
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Please list the ingredients on the cider

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Old 01-20-2013, 05:13 PM   #3
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I use a gallon of Whole Food's juice and one pound of honey. I remove about three cups of juice from the jug to begin the preparation.

Gently warm the container of honey and eventually dilute the honey in a sterile saucepan with a little of the juice. I don't boil anything. Just very low heat. I pitch the rehydrated EC-1118 in the jug, give it a little shake and then pour in the diluted honey mixture. Top off with a little of the previously removed juice and install the airlock.
I have two jugs bubbling away in my attic. I have had some very good results with nice apple and honey taste, nice sweetness, and a respectable alcohol level.

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Old 01-20-2013, 06:27 PM   #4
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Any nutrient or energizer? I like the whole foods apple juice tho I can never get it very clear.....sounds pretty good. Tho I would have went with a ale yeast

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Jackfrost,
5 gallons of Apple Cider (pasteurized)
11lbs of clover honey
3 cinanmon sticks
6 whole cloves
all of this boiled for an hour

1 teaspoon of orange peel at lat 15 minutes

Champagne yeast

2 weeks in primary
3 weeks in secondary


bottle with priming sugar

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Ingredients of cider:

Apples
Potassium Sorbate
Sodium Benzoate

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stupid mistake, didn't realize the cider had preservatives on it because it only said pasteurized on the front. Guess I'll be drinking a lot of "normal" cider for a while. Argh :-(

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I don't use any nutrient or energizer.

I prefer a long cool fermentation.

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Stroke of luck, I was able to find cider without preservatives. I followed the original instructions and have the cyser fermenting right now. OG was 1.14

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Cyser is Bubbling away! I'll let everyone know how it turned out in a couple of months!

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