Common Cider – Extract

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General Info

My first cider. Straight up juice, yeast, and yeast nutrient. Used 5 cans of Safeway brand frozen concentrate, reconstituted.

Comments

Turned out pretty dry (FG is 1.000). If need be, I’ll add a crushed Campden tablet to the keg, wait 24 hours, and backsweeten with some fresh, pasteurized apple juice. Then, it’s on to carbonation (May 10, 2008).

Added a campden tablet (crushed) to the liquid, backsweetened with one small can of 100% apple juice, force carbonated, and bottled with my beer gun (May 23, 2008).

Non-Fermentables

Amount Non-Fermentable Time
2.5 gallons Apple Juice  

Yeasts

Name Lab/Manufacturer Form Amount
Brewer’s Yeast Munton’s Dry 1 packet

Procedure

  • Reconstitute the juice.
  • Pitch yeast.
  • Add 2 1/2 tsp of yeast nutrient.
  • Backsweeten at bottling with 1 can of frozen apple juice.

Fermentation and Aging

Primary:
21 days @ 68° F
Secondary:
14 days @ 68° F
Age:
180 days @ 55° F

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Boil Time: 60    
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