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Old 04-21-2009, 05:33 PM   #1
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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.



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Old 04-21-2009, 05:58 PM   #2
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:18 PM   #3
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+1 of using Ed's recipe as a starting point.

That's alot of corn syrup, you may want to tone that down a little, otherwise you may have to age for a while to get to a drinkable state.

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Old 04-21-2009, 06:55 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:22 PM   #5
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Are you sure they were talking about bewing? Could corn syrup be mistakenly substituted for 5 gal apple juice? I think your lhbs is trying to trick you, is their beer recipe something like... 5 pounds sugar, 1 jar peanut butter, some cilantro and yeast? If so I wouldn't trust them.

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Old 04-21-2009, 10:28 PM   #6
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Yes me and the guy at the store dont like each other.Hes the only 1 there though.I think ill try that recipe,it sounds good.thanx guys.

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Old 04-21-2009, 10:35 PM   #7
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Wow. I would avoid that place like the plague. I would write the owner and tell him about it. If that guy is the owner, I would write him a letter describing why he just lost my business.

There are many great cider recipe's here that have gotten great reviews. I make Ed's AW and really like it. I think I will be trying some of the others soon as well.

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Old 04-21-2009, 11:00 PM   #8
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Amazon.com: Craft Cider Making: Andrew Lea

Check out this book or any number of other resources. There is a great UK cider site as well.
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On a side note, there are many fine homebrewing suppliers available online. Don't feel obligated to go to that LHBS just because it is the only one in your area.

As for advice, I'm sure you've seen how helpful these forums are. That guy either doesn't know what he's talking about or is just plain untrustworthy for advice. Either way, get help here or from a local homebrew club if there's one near you and order from one of the online sources! (I'm sure folks here can recommend a good one if you need it.)

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good deal thanx guyz.



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