Common Cider – Extract


General Info

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


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).


Amount Non-Fermentable Time
2.5 gallons Apple Juice  


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


  • 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

21 days @ 68° F
14 days @ 68° F
180 days @ 55° F

Like The Dickens

Date Brewed:  

Brew Day Data

  Target Actual Notes
Boil Time: 60    
OG: 1.032 / 8° P    
Mash PH:      
Boil PH:      

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