I hope it goes well, I've got something similar going.
Using nottingham yeast, I've got 3 different gallon batches going. For part of it, I took a 64 oz bottle of motts, steeped in 6 oz of crystal 40 and 2 oz of flaked wheat for 30 mins. After that, I pulled the grains and added about a 1/2 lb or so of honey.
#1 - Notty + Motts + 1/2 lb honey
#2 - Notty + Motts + 1/4 lb honey + 32 oz of motts/crystal/wheat mixture
#3 - Notty + Motts + rest of mixture + 32oz of pomegranate juice.
I'll be curious to see what you think of your experience with ale yeast + malts + cider