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Old 01-31-2011, 01:43 AM   #1
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Default Cider help?

Hi all! I was looking to do a simple hard cider and I was looking for anyone who has a good recipe to share. I had a few questions...
1) I would like it to be a little sweet and still have a little apple flavor. I dont mind the high alcohol content, but I dont want it so dry that I cant tell its apple cider.

2) I was also wondering if its possible to do in something like a gallon milk jug? I have a 5 gal carboy but until I find the recipe I like, I dont want to waste 5gallons of cider.

3) I was thinking I would store it in the basement while it ferments. The basement has consistently been 55 degrees for the last 2 weeks. Would this need a lager yeast?



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Old 01-31-2011, 05:22 AM   #2
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I just completed my first cider

1 Gallon (Store Bought) juice
4.4 oz dextrose
1/3 package of champagne yeast (Red Star)
Used a 1 Gallon Glass Jug
Stored it at 68-70 degrees

Has a little dry taste but we sweeten it with 1/2 package of splenda per pint

Not to bad for such a fast brew! We only let it sit for 7 days and then we bottled it and chilled it! Good experience for a first time cider.

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Old 02-11-2011, 03:03 PM   #3
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Hi,Yeh I done sumting similar for my first brew 1 gal store bought Apple juice and 1kg sugar and pinch of yeast left for 6 weeks very sweet cider but very very very strong could only drink 1pint at a time but I was happy.
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