oh lawd...mr beer. just use apple juice. if you have a whole foods around you, they have 1 gallon jugs of organic unfiltered apple juice thats perfect for cider. not only that, but you can use the 1gals to carboy individual 'experiments' or to age in different intervals. i love those jugs because they are very thick, come with the apple juice, and i can sell them to people on ebay if i damn well want to!
You finally made it home! Draped in the flag that you fell for. And so it goes, the ashes of the wake!