Originally Posted by embreedow
Should I worry about putting a blowoff tube on if I am using a 5 gallon bucket? And I don;t have any yeast nutrient, so should I just throw in 2 packets of Lalvin EC1118?
Cider doesn't get as foamy as all grain beer does but i do use my 6.5 gallon glass carboy for this recipe.I don't see it being physically possible to get 5 gallons of apple juice AND 10 lbs of sugar in a 5 gallon carboy/bucket.
However you could just do 4 gallons juice to 8 lbs sugar and have room for everything.
If you do not have yeast nutrient you can get a cheap box of raisins (prefferably organic and no preservatives) and throw them in the carboy and they will suffice.Doing this you will only need 1 packet of yeast.