Here's my recipe I made up:
5 gallons Indian Summer apple juice
4 pounds dark brown sugar
2.5 teaspoons pectin enzyme
5 teaspoons yeast nutrient
It's been fermenting in a 5 gallon carboy for 2 weeks now and it's already at 10% ABV
It's pretty cloudy still. I don't really want it to go above 10%, but I also want it to be carbonated when bottled. Do I rack into secondary soon? Do I just bottle it?
This is my first time making cider, so I would like some suggestions on where to go from here. I was thinking of eventually back-sweetening half of the batch with cranberry juice concentrate and doing something else with the other half. Any ideas? I would like this to be carbed as well. Thanks in advance!