Originally Posted by nlg
I'm new and I need some help. I want to make hard cider that is sweet and fizzy but I don't know what recipe to use. I've been searching but there are so many I don't know how to decide. I've never done this before so I need something simple and easy to understand, but by 'simple' I don't want to sacrifice quality(as was the case with the original recipe I found telling me to use the apple juice listed below). Here is what I have (let me know if I need anything else).
1 gal Old Orchard Organics 100% Apple Juice Pasteurized
1 gal Trader Joe's 100% Apple Cider No preservatives Pasteurized
5 gal glass jug
1 -5 g packet of Lalvin wine yeast Selection ICV D47 Saccharomices cerevisiae 4.5 -23 L (1-5 IMP. Gal/ 1-6 U.S. Gal)
Thank you for your help
If you want easy and simple lets state with this:
Looks like you have two selections of juice and if it is easy to go grab the two, great... But don't think you have to. If you can't find one or the other don't worry. Just make sure there are no preservatives.
Airlock (I like to add vodka to the lock instead of sanitizer or water; even boiled water).
You will need to make sure everything is clean and sanitized.
Definitely youtube a few videos on "make hard cider" or "hard cider" and you'll get the hang of it fast.