Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > First Timer

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-26-2008, 10:51 PM   #1
Blackhawkbrew
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 477
Likes Given: 2

Default First Timer

I took the plunge! I decided to make my first batch of cider today. I've been reading this forum and the EdWort "encyclopedia" thread and went for it. I was getting too confused reading all the information and decided it was time to just do it. My recipe:

2.5 gallons of Mott's 100% apple juice
1# light brown sugar (store didn't have dark)
4oz. lactose
1 packet of Nottingham ale yeast

I disolved the brown sugar and lactose in 1 1/2 gallons of juice and got it up to about 170 degrees. I let it cool a bit and dumped it into my fermenter bucket along with the rest of the juice, which was room temperature. I pitched the yeast at about 80 degrees, stired, put the lid on and set in aside in my brewing closet. The closet stays between 68 and 70 roughly. Now the waiting beginns!

Let me know if anybody sees anything wrong with either this recipe or my procedure.

Thanks

P.S. I did make a noob mistake though, I forgot to take a hydrometer reading after I pitched

__________________
Blackhawkbrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-26-2008, 11:26 PM   #2
Reddy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 120
Default

I'm a noob too but that sounds fine... in fact sounds similar to the batches I have going. I think it'll work fine, but granted I'm no expert.

__________________
Primary 1: PawPaw Wheat
Primary 2 Air
Secondary 1: Experimental Wild Beer
Secondary 2: Backyard Blackberry/Grape Wine
Bottled/Drinking: Spiced Belgium Ale, Pumpkin Ale, and a variety of cider, mead and farmhouse wines
On Deck: Coffee Porter?
Reddy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2008, 06:48 AM   #3
brandona33
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 83
Default

I just started a 5.5 gal batch using 5.5 gal motts, 2 lbs light brown sugar, and 1 pkg nottingham ale yeast.* Airlock is bubbling like crazy.* So far so good.* Gotta stay patient because I just wiped out my bottled stock tonight and have 3 weeks before anything else is ready to drink

__________________
brandona33 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yet another first timer! th767 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 05-14-2009 01:43 PM
Hello from a first-timer tallor242 Cider Forum 5 09-08-2008 09:03 PM
First timer marvec Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 02-20-2007 06:38 AM
First timer. How much DME? flyfish Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 01-22-2007 04:53 AM
First-timer Freeridejunkie Equipment/Sanitation 5 01-08-2007 05:57 PM