I've been looking all over YouTube at videos on Cider, and I decided to make my first batch last night.
I used a One Gallon Jug of Organic AJ. The Jug is awesome cuz it's a friggn carboy!
I stopped at the HBS and picked up a bung and airlock and went with Champagne yeast, cuz I heard It would yield a nice dry cider.
I took out a cup of AJ and enjoyed it. The juice was sweet and had a great mouth feel. I added a cup of sugar to boost the ABV (hopefully).
I didn't take a reading of the starting gravity of the juice, or juice plus sugar, cuz i dont have a hydrometer. This is my first brew ever, so I dont have a lot of gear yet, and am kinda planing to buy as I need it. Just tryna have fun right now and see what happens.
Now, the thing Im worried about... i didnt dissolve the sugar, and boil it, just poured it in and shook violently.... i think i should have boild it first!
Pitched my yeast, and shook gently, set the bung and lock and set to staring at it for a few hrs.... haha.
The mix started bubbling after a few hrs, gently.
overnight it's still going, but rather gently.
Howm I doin so far.... go easy... Im a virgin....