Just bottled my first cider.
While my Carboy was full, a neighbor gave my father in law a new Mr. Beer kit, i snatched it up to use the fermenter for Cider: Here's the recipe/Process. Since the kit had it already there, I used the Mr Beer dry yeast, and gave away the Extract kit.
Brewed on 1/04/2013.
2 gallons juice
17.4 oz table sugar boiled with pinch of citric acid
Steeped raisin liquid
Pitch at 74f , 5g Mr beer yeast pitched dry
Bottled 2/11/13 - FG: .997 ( note to others. I figured it was done at 1012. I KNEW it was done at 1002. It wasn't done until .997
9.4% Final ABV
Primed 2.0 Gallons with 3.5 fl oz Apple Juice concentrate (45.5 grams sugar - 1.6 Ounces)
Samples have been very dry/white wine like. Primed with apple concentrate in hopes of getting some apple flavors/aromas to develop more in the bottles.
Next batch will derive all sugars from apple juice (Juice + additional Concentrate). Going to pitch on top of yeast cake tonight.
Cleared nicely in primary.
2-gallon batch is a bit of a let down in terms of bottles generated.