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Old 11-01-2012, 01:35 PM   #1
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I just made my first batch with Target Brand Cider.

Batch size 5 1/2 g
1 1/2 lb. corn sugar
12 oz honey
1 pack ale yeast

I brought 1/2 gallon to a slight boil then added the honey and sugar to dissolve. While the 1/2 gallon was cooling I added the remaining 5 gallons right to the carboy. After the Cider was just under 80 degrees I pitched the yeast.

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Old 11-01-2012, 01:49 PM   #2
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As a general rule of thumb you should never boil cider since it can set the pectin and make a perpetually cloudy beverage. But, what's done is done and it was only 1/2 gallon and probably not a big deal.

Nice color on that!

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Old 11-04-2012, 11:20 AM   #3
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Thanks I am hoping that because it was only 1/2 gallon it will be ok.

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I am not sure what I should carb it with.. I have read that apple juice concentrate works pretty good. How would you calculate how much to use.

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Old 11-25-2012, 02:40 AM   #5
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I used 1 cup of corn suger put into my 6 gallon secondary carboy the day before i bottled it to provide carbination. This worked pretty good.

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Old 12-14-2012, 04:24 PM   #6
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I bottled it this past Monday. I used a cup of corn sugar to carb it. I was happy with how clear it turned out

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