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Old 04-30-2012, 12:27 PM   #1
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Default Wench Cider

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Cider yeastSN9
Yeast Starter: n/a
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: Yeast Nutrient
Batch Size (Gallons): 22 Litre
Original Gravity: 1056
Final Gravity: 1003
IBU: n/a
Boiling Time (Minutes): n/a
Color: Gold
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 3 weeks 16C
Additional Fermentation: n/a
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 3 months 16-18C
Tasting Notes: Fruity, sweet, hint of cinnamon and Vanilla.

Wench Cider
( Very similar to Rekorderlig Winter Cider) I drink all year round
This is my recipe.

22 litres of Apple juice ( no sugar no preservatives) Homebrand is fine.
2 Vanilla beans
2 Cinnamon sticks
1/4 teaspoon of ground Cinnamon
Cider yeast 8g SN9
Yeast nutrient 1 gram per 5 litre
1 kilo of Dextrose

750 ml PET Bottles
Carbonation drops.


Cut Vanilla beans down the middle
Steep Vanilla beans,cinnamon sticks and ground cinnamon in enough boiled water to cover in a small shallow dish. Steep until cool.

Pour Apple juice in fermenter, Room temp around 16C
Add dextrose and stir until dissolved.
Add spice mixture including the water and stir well.
Sprinkle yeast over surface and a light stir.
Add yeast nutrient and light stir.
Tight seal the lid and insert airlock.
Usual first OG usually around 1052

Ferment for 3 weeks , depending on room temp.
Final OG around 1000 - 1003

Bottle with 2 carbonation drops ( I use PET 750ml bottles) leave at least 5cm from top.

2nd fermentation 3 months. test to see that the PET bottles are firm to touch. Keep in a cool dry shaded place.

Hope you enjoy my Cider recipie.
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:39 AM   #2
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Almost exactly what I want to do for my next brew, hopefully I 'll have some ready by midwinter's.

Thanks for the recipe.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:16 AM   #3
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Let me know how you get on with yours Zengeek. Mine will be ready to bottle in a few days. The yeast nutrient makes the cider ferment quicker. I kept the room temp under 20C. reading 1006 and it is less than 2 weeks. I am looking for 1000 - 1003.
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