So I'm getting ready to start my first cider, when some of my supplies arrive in the mail. I'm looking for some information on how much sugar to add to what I intend on using.
For the ingredients here is what I have so far:
- Apple Juice (No preservatives) - 5 Gallons
- Yeast - Lavlin EC-1118
- Yeast Nutrient - Diammonium Phosphate
- Sugar - Assorted amounts of Brown, White, and Pure Cane Sugar
- Fining Agent - Super Kleer KC Finings
I intend to use all of the above, but I do welcome any advice on how it will turn out using the yeast, nutrient, and finings I have selected. What I really want to know is what types of the above sugars I should use, and how much of each in a 5 gallon batch. I've heard to use brown sugar, cane sugar, corn sugar, no sugar, and honey. I've also heard to use many different combinations of the above. What different combinations have you used, and how did they turn out?