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Old 02-03-2013, 11:04 PM   #1
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Recently, I have become obsessed with cider. I decided, after much deliberation, that this is how I am going to make my first batch:

5 Gallons TreeTop Cider (already purchased)


2 Cans Frozen Apple Juice Concentrate

White Labs WLP775 English Cider Yeast

2 weeks in primary at 70F
1 month secondary at 70F

Rack to keg, force carb.

I am open to suggestions.

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Old 02-04-2013, 12:31 AM   #2
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I have nothing! Only because that's exactly what I do. I put 3 cans of concentrate into 5 gallons though. Usually puts me just over 1.06 using Treetop. Cheers.

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Old 02-04-2013, 12:39 AM   #3
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sounds good

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Old 02-04-2013, 05:17 PM   #4
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Three cans it is then.

I was planning on using a bucket primary and better bottle secondary. Any issues with that? I wouldn't think so but I want to be on the safe side.

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Oh, no starter either. Just pour straight into the bucket and pitch right on top. Everything all at once.

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Changed my mind. Four 12oz cans of concentrate.

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It's been in primary for almost two weeks now. I'm wondering if I can treat it like my beer and keg it up after two weeks in secondary. Any issues with that? I would love to have this on tap by the beginning of March. Or better yet, just leave it in primary for an extra week and keg it straight from there for a total of three weeks in primary with no secondary. This is my first cider and I haven't done nearly as much reading as I probably should have, please bear with me.

If this wouldn't work, then I'm going to transfer it to my Better Bottle on Friday and leave it there for a month.

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It's been in primary for almost two weeks now. I'm wondering if I can treat it like my beer and keg it up after two weeks in secondary. Any issues with that? I would love to have this on tap by the beginning of March. Or better yet, just leave it in primary for an extra week and keg it straight from there for a total of three weeks in primary with no secondary. This is my first cider and I haven't done nearly as much reading as I probably should have, please bear with me.

If this wouldn't work, then I'm going to transfer it to my Better Bottle on Friday and leave it there for a month.
Keg it up, I've made many a cider in single stage 2 weeks fermented dry.
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Okay awesome. Then I will keg it on Tuesday.

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Kegged this up on Tuesday, force carbed at 30 psi for a day and a half, purged and served. This is DELICIOUS. Had some yeasty floaties at first but totally clear now. I didn't take an initial gravity reading, but the final was at 1.011. It's still slightly sweet, pretty tart, dry, and tasty. Definitely sneaks up on you. I don't see this keg lasting long!

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