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Old 07-17-2011, 06:36 PM   #1
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i've been brewing 5 gallon batches of beer for several years now. considering i haven't used my mr beer fermenter in a long time, i've decided to bring it out of retirement and use it for ciders from mr beer. it would be the perfect size for batches that i would want as i don't go through as much cider as i do beer at my house. does anybody else use/tried the mr beer cider kits?
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:28 PM   #2
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Just make a cider recipe from here rather than buying a kit. A lot of folks make small batches of Ed wort's Apfelwein in their old mr beer kegs.
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:47 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Revvy View Post
Just make a cider recipe from here rather than buying a kit. A lot of folks make small batches of Ed wort's Apfelwein in their old mr beer kegs.
+1 to that. Apple juice and ale yeast, and maybe a little sugar, are all you need. Wouldn't bother with a kit, as the ingredients are too cheap and readily available.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:41 PM   #4
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+1 to this as well. Mr. Beer is perfect for this kind of job.

Also, if you have 1 gallon growlers, I would recommend using them for racking. Leave the cider in Mr. Beer for a month - pop the whole thing in the fridge for a day or two and then rack it into the growlers for another month before bottleing.

Just a suggestion. Let us know how it turns out.
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Old 07-21-2011, 04:16 AM   #5
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Just my opinion but if your going through more beer than cider you just might not have had a good cider yet. I haven't brewed a batch of beer in 3 years after I tasted my first batch of cider.

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