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kenstogie 06-23-2009 02:10 PM

Easy Good Cider Recipe for Newbie
 
What's the process for making Cider? I've made 10 batches of beer but the lady likes cider so I thought I'd try that for her as she's nice to me. ;)
Is there a easy recipe? Isn't there a sticky on this?

chumprock 06-23-2009 02:25 PM

Get applejuice, put into a carboy, add yeast, wait until the rhino-farts subside.

That's basically it, you can check the Cider recipe database for more specifics:

Cider - Home Brew Forums

Or check other threads in this forum that have recipes listed in them.

kenstogie 06-23-2009 04:30 PM

Wow that's too easy,
  • Any type of Applejuice?
  • What about using cider?
  • What kind/kinds of yeast?
  • How Long?
  • What Temp Range?

Drew_101 06-23-2009 06:33 PM

1- No Preservatives
2- Thats ok to use
3- Expriement with different ones... I have even used Nottingham for some Apfelwein turned out good
4- For my Apfelwein 2 months
5- Low to Mid 70's is what I have used.......
Maybe some other people could give you a little more detail. I am a newbie also

MikeRLynch 06-23-2009 09:23 PM

All the above is right, I have a house cider that is 2 parts Motts apple juice and 1 part not from concentrate juice, nottingham yeast, and ambient ferment temps of about 70 to 72. Results in quite a nice cider at about 5% abv. Carb it up in bottles and let it sit for a couple months, and the swmbo will be happy :)

captianoats 06-23-2009 10:39 PM

Just follow the EdWorts apfelwein recipe in the database, and all over this forum. It's the easiest cider recipe you'll find, and it's great. Then you can join the apfelwein mafia we've got around here.

kenstogie 10-26-2009 02:19 PM

Well I did it. I am brewing my first cider.

Which is a very simple easy recipe...
  • 3 Gallons Raw cider straight from the orchard (no preservatives),
  • 3 campden pills (let sit overnight)
  • 1 lb lt brwn sugar, (mix w/qrt H2O, boil for 20 min)
  • Mix
  • pitch yeast (Cote Des Blancs Wine Yeast)

It's bubbling away and it does have an odor that beer does not emit. Kind of sulphur-ish, not super strong only noticable when you walk in the room but not particularly pleasant either. My init grav reading I believe was 1.060, At least I am on my way!

warispeace 10-26-2009 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kenstogie (Post 1633418)
Well I did it. I am brewing my first cider.

Which is a very simple easy recipe...
  • 3 Gallons Raw cider straight from the orchard (no preservatives),
  • 3 campden pills (let sit overnight)
  • 1 lb lt brwn sugar, (mix w/qrt H2O, boil for 20 min)
  • Mix
  • pitch yeast (Cote Des Blancs Wine Yeast)

It's bubbling away and it does have an odor that beer does not emit. Kind of sulphur-ish, not super strong only noticable when you walk in the room but not particularly pleasant either. My init grav reading I believe was 1.060, At least I am on my way!

Yep, that smell is normal for the first few days. Good luck with your batch!

Drahnreb 10-26-2009 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by warispeace (Post 1633443)
Yep, that smell is normal for the first few days. Good luck with your batch!

Will the smell disappear after some time? Would that be a sign for the cider being 'ready'?

warispeace 10-26-2009 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Drahnreb (Post 1633529)
Will the smell disappear after some time? Would that be a sign for the cider being 'ready'?

The smell should be gone by day 4 or 5, typically. Judging the cider by smell is not going to be very accurate. You're better off taking a hydrometer reading, you will get more consistent results that way.


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