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Old 07-12-2011, 12:19 AM   #1
clcarlton
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I have bought a long coveted 2 gallon carboy. Now, I've got 4 batches of Mead brewing, I figured I'd give cider a chance. I'm looking for a recipe where my primary fermenter is this 2 gallon carboy. Any ideas?

 
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:29 AM   #2
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Easiest recipe... 2 gal apple juice and a packet of nottingham or s-04. If you want to bump the ABV a little bit add some sugar. ~1 cup of sugar (white, brown, corn, whatever) per gallon will suffice. Depends on what you want your finished % at. You can add spices or fruit or oak at a later date, but if you just want to get your feet wet with cider, this is probably the easiest way.

 
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:21 AM   #3
clcarlton
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I have a packet of Montrachet on hand. What's the difference between Montrachet, Nottingham & S-04. Getting mixed reviews about the type of yeast to use. Told that my best bet is to use an Ale yeast.

 
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:17 AM   #4
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Kegging or bottling? Do you want to use apple juice, apple concentrate, real apples?

Just make double of a 1 gal I guess, cider is pretty simple. One packet of yeast will easily suffice for 2 batches however

 
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:39 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by clcarlton View Post
I have a packet of Montrachet on hand. What's the difference between Montrachet, Nottingham & S-04. Getting mixed reviews about the type of yeast to use. Told that my best bet is to use an Ale yeast.
read through this sticky on juice yeast etc a the top of the cider forum

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f32/resu...riments-83060/

 
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:45 PM   #6
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The plan is for bottling. Looking to give them as presents or just hold out till fall by bonfires.

 
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