Started a cider
I was thumbing through here last night and reading about every cider thread and recipe i could find in the database. Today I did a quick and dirty cider that reminds me alot of Edwort's Apfelwein. Here's what I did: (I followed one specific post pretty closely but regrettably don't remember who authored it)
Batch size: 1gal
1gal apple juice, pasteurized, no additives or preservatives
1can frozen apple juice concentrate
1pk Lalvin K1-1116 wine yeast (because this is all they had at the winery I stopped at)
0.5tsp Potassium Sorbate
Sanitize 1 gal growler and add 1gal apple juice
Add wine yeast
**Waiting on yeast to do their job**
After this finishes I'll post the FG and adjusted gravity for when I backsweeten it (if I do). I also plan to force carb this in a TAD.
This finished about 1.001, so around 5%. I used 1teaspoon potassium sorbate, not 0.5. I then added a can of apple juice concentrate to backsweeten. Next I put it in the Tap-A-Draft and carbed it. It's certainly drinkable. See below for my full report.
Nerd:Beer is science!
Hippy:Beer is art!
Me:Beer is GOOD!