First off thank you for such a thorough job on everything you all do on this site, it's a great resource for a learning brewer.
I want to brew this hard cider recipe in the next week or so and i have had a lot of thoughts and potential changes to the recipe thrown at me through reading this thread. Some things I am still unclear on however, and I'll be honest, feeling slightly lazy to go through and read all 19 pages of comments/suggestions.
Anyways, i am hoping to lay out my plan for brewing here and get feedback as to that, as well as answer a few specific questions.
I plan to brew this and add the recommended campden tablets, but also the potassium sorbate because i plan to keg and carb it that way using the set it and forget it method to help with aging also. Wanted to be sure this was the recommended or suggested procedure for kegging this recipe.
Also, for stopping the congealed cinnamon syrup, has anyone developed a strategy besides shaking up the keg every couple days.
Next would be, i have seen a lot of folks saying this is a very sweet recipe, i am not looking for a very sweet cider. I enjoy very much the taste of Woodchuck cider and also Angry Orchard if anyone has tried or heard of them and can compare i would appreciate it. And if anyone has a suggested change or alteration for reducing the sweetness I'd love to hear it.
Lastly, I plan to use Safeale US-05 yeast due to the lack of Notty at my LHBS, i suspect this will add a litte sweetness but just wanted to be sure that it was a reasonable move and wouldn't give any drastic taste changes.
That's about it, i greatly appreciate any advice. Thanks again.