Hi to all.
Finally took Thorgrimner's advice and attempted a cider! The recipe is as below:
21 litres of pasturised apple juice
3 litres of water
1 Kg of sugar
250 g of fructose
1 packet cider yeast.
The OG was 0.066 at 23 C. I've checked today (1 week later) and the SG is 0.009 at 22 C. This is an abv of approximately 7.5%.... I think!
I sampled it and it was just up my street! I think the Fructose may answer Thorgrimner's problem of the final product being too dry. The brew has become more pale (lager coloured) from the rich toffee looking colour of the original but has, thus far, retained its apple flavour and sweetness.
However, now I need to know if I should prime and bottle now and run the risk of exploding bottles; But achieve a nicely carbonated sweet Cider. Or let it run its course and risk something much stronger,less sweet and with less apple taste... but no exploding bottles.