I've been looking for a good cider recipe online and I've found this: http://www.stoutbillys.com/stout/recipens/(Flat)/5EE99DF6.htm which I thought looked pretty good. I've never made cider before and I wanted to ask a few questions before my first attempt. Would that be a good recipe, or should I try something else? The recipe says to raise your SG with sugar, would there be anything wrong with using honey to do this? Should I boil the sugar or honey before mixing with the cider? Is 1.060 a good SG for cider (I'm thinking I want to make it a dry cider)? Also, what would the different effects of using corn sugar or honey to raise SG in a cider, and is there a limit to how much honey one should use in a cider? Thanks for your feedback.
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