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Old 10-03-2005, 09:40 PM   #1
andre the giant
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May 2005
Southeast Missouri, USA
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My wife wants me to make some hard cider. So I look around a bit and read up on it and think..

Let me get this straight... I don't have to mash, I don't have to boil, I don't have to prime before I bottle...

This could be a dream come true....

I'm thinking my next batch may be a down and dirty sweet hard cider. Mmmmmm. Just in time for the Holidays.
After a year of sitting idle, Andre's All-Grain Brewery has reopened.
Batch #59-Kolsch (Secondary)
Batch #60-Blueberry Ale (Primary)

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Old 10-04-2005, 03:05 AM   #2
Aug 2005
Ohio, USA
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You normally need to prime prior to bottling, just like with beer.
But yeah, pretty simple.

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Old 10-08-2005, 06:21 PM   #3
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And the nice thing is, if you add sugar to boost the ABV, it gives it a cidery flavor! I make a couple batches of cider a year, makes you feel like you're still brewing but dead simple.

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Old 10-08-2005, 07:31 PM   #4
For the love of beer!
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I've just started some from extract. Dead easy, Extract, sugar, yeast, wait, bottle, wait, drink.

Not expecting a show winner but I'll enjoy drinking it.
Have a beer on me.

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