Originally Posted by talamant3z
wife loves cider and after finding a recipe online i gave it a shot. i used 2 gallons of apple juice 2 pounds of sugar and an old mr beer plastic keg i had laying around. the recipe called for Premier Cuvée Dry Wine Yeast. after reading online i see people reporting it will make high abv cider or wine like cider. my question is how can i prevent wine like cider? would cutting fermentation time down help. if it cant be prevented i am not upset because the apple juice was maybe 5 bucks and yeast 50 cents but if i can save it i would like to give it a try, any suggestions?
Making a "cider"ish cider would mean not adding sugar and extra fermentables to apple juice/cider because more sugar means a more wine-like flavor and body when the sugar ferments out.
Just about any wine yeast or brewer's yeast will take a cider dry, but it can be sweetened later on if you'd like a sweet cider.