Need a cider recipe...
Hi. I have 5 gallons of fresh pressed cider in my hands and I still don't know what I want to make. I've been reading the posts and it seems like everyone keeps recomending Edwort's Apfelwein for my first batch, but no one has accuratley described the taste of it. I definitley want a carbonated cider and I'm looking for something resembling a Woodchuck Amber, or Cider Jack style...(pretty much the same kind you would find in any grocery store or drive through). Is the Edwort's style as sweet as those or would it be drier? What about the overall taste...is it more wine-like? ABV is not a big concern to me, but if I had a choice I'd like it to be in the 6-7% range. Do I need to add more sugar to acheive this ABV and sweetness, or will it get there on it's own? Thanks in advance for all who help.
Primaries - Chocolate Banana Hefeweizen, EdWort's Apfelwein
Tertiaries - Brewtal
Primary Pilots -
Secondary Pilots - Raspberry Cider
Conditioning - Half Pound Pale, Blueberry Apfelwein, Hard Cider, JAOM, Lord Fatbottom, Vanilla Cider, Vanilla Mead
Drinking - Breakfast Stout, Robust Porter, Cat 5 Double Chocolate Stout, St. Fatrick's Tire, Hoppy Bastard, Jack The RIPA, LBC Christmas Ale
Planned - More Raspberry Apfelwein
2008 - 65 gallons