okay, so this weekend i am going to my first cider press and will be getting 10 gallons. i plan on splitting it into two separate batches, one to try and have ready for thanksgiving, and the other to drink at my leisure.
are campden tablets worth getting? i plan on pitching my yeast within 24 hours of the pressing.
right now i have 2 pounds of light brown sugar and 2 pounds of wildflower honey that i thought to use in each batch respectively. is this enough additive for the volume? should i heat some of the cider up to get the sugars to dissolve fully?
as far as yeasts go, it seems that ale yeasts are the most preferred here. can i have some specific suggestions?
i plan on going to the brew shop tomorrow evening to pick up final supplies, so i hope to have everything ready to roll by then!