Originally Posted by mr_clean
Well i wanted to make some apple cider for my wife and the guy at my brew store said for a 5 gallon batch is 15 LBS. of corn syrup and nottingham yeast.Is this true?Am i missing something else?If so could one of you post up a recipe.Thanx in advance.
dude... did you do something to piss off the guy at the Brew store?
I think he's trying to kill you...
either do edworts apfelwien as a first try or my "all apple" recipe (you'll find it in the recipe section) as a starting point. both are incredibly simple (easyier to make than kraft macaroni and cheese, if you cant make edworts, you need to put down the applejuice and step away from the carboy
) be forewarned that either of those will ferment out pretty dry, and have a respectable ABV. if you prefer a sweeter sparkling drink - you'll need to backsweeten to taste with a non fermentable.
both edworts and my formulas will take about 60 days in primary before bottling - followed by at least 2 weeks to bottle carb. both are drinkable at that point. however, I reccomend a 90 day bottle ageing before you really tear into it. a key thing to cider/apfelwien is - don't rush it, let the brew drop out crystal clear before you even CONSIDER bottling it.