All Grain Yeast:
Nottingham Yeast Starter:
none Batch Size (Gallons):
5 Original Gravity:
1.086 Final Gravity:
1.002 Boiling Time (Minutes):
light amber Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
30 days Additional Fermentation:
bottle conditioned with 16ozs of apple concentrate for 21 days Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
30 days Tasting Notes:
Retianed very full apple flavor. Nicely carbonated.
This was my first attempt at a cider. I think it came out very tasty so I thought I would share the recipe.
A lot of the sugar fortified ciders taste too dry/hot for me so I thought I would attempt to build a cider that had some kick but did not use any sugar to boost SG. I accomplished this by using pure juice and sweetening it with concentrate. I also used concentrate for carbonation.
4 gallons, treetop apple juice
8 16oz cans treetop concentrate.
Carbonate with 16oz treetop concentrate
This created a cider that still retained a lot of apple flavor and does not taste real boozy. The 30 days in secondary probably help this quite a bit as well.
I just finished my first glass and I believe I will have another. That may be a little dangerous though.