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.
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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