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Old 11-25-2012, 02:05 AM   #1
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I bought a 1 gallon glass unfiltered organic apple juice jar from the store. I also bought 1 packet of wine yeast that I plan on using about 1/3 of. I'll be adding the yeast & slapping an airlock on, but a couple questions first:
Should I boil the apple juice first? Should I add any corn sugar & if so, how much? Should I boil the corn sugar in water & add it like that or just pour it straight in? Fermentation temp? Do I take gravity readings or just let it go? I'm trying to keep it simple, just a fun experiment, but I'd still like to try to make something that tastes good... I brew beer normally, this is my first foray into cider.

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Old 11-25-2012, 02:13 AM   #2
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no boiling, make some space in your jug, check sg, adjust with a bit of sugar if you want a higher percent. add air lock and wait for the bubbling joy.

and of course sanitize

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Old 11-25-2012, 02:50 AM   #3
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Ok, thanks. What about yeast nutrient? Add any?

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Old 11-25-2012, 03:03 AM   #4
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i always add some nutrient but others skip it, if you have it i would add a bit it cant hurt.

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Old 11-25-2012, 03:26 AM   #5
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Sweet, thanks. Should be fun.

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