First sCider

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First sCider

Postby jtrainer » Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:53 am

I have the first batch of j's sCider in my fermenter.... I got the base recipe from my buddy who made a nice sparkling cider (kegged). I totally blew getting an OG reading.

4 Gal Tree Top Apple Juice
2# Honey (Locally grown Orange Blossom)
1# Sugar (White Cane)
1 Smack Pack Wyeast Seet Mead Yeast

Can anyone make any suggestions on changes I may want to incorporate? Cinnamon, or mulling spices etc... I'd like to develop this a bit to be ready for another batch by Xmas...

thanks

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Re: First sCider

Postby GlenChandler42 » Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:45 pm

Looks like a good basic cider resipe. I personally like using brown sugar in mine; adds a little color and flavor. I have also added a cup or two of rasins during the fermentation. Make small tweaks so you know what caused the differences between the ciders. Have fun. 8)
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Re: First sCider

Postby Billy Klubb » Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:00 am

GlenChandler42 wrote:Looks like a good basic cider resipe. I personally like using brown sugar in mine; adds a little color and flavor. I have also added a cup or two of rasins during the fermentation. Make small tweaks so you know what caused the differences between the ciders. Have fun. 8)
that's the way I like to make my apple jack. 1 cup dark brown sugar per gallon. same with the raisins. I used 1 vial of WLP004 on a 5 gallon batch. came out pretty good.
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Re: First sCider

Postby GlewsBrews » Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:34 am

That's pretty much the same recipe I have used, and liked it so well on its own it only lasted about 2 weeks post-bottling. What's nice about this method is that it is drinkable after 1-2 months, so you should have time to make a "plain" version, then re-do it with some added flavors for Christmas.

I'm thinking if doing some cider with some cherries or cranberries for my next batch.
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Re: First sCider

Postby jtrainer » Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:42 am

The brown sugar, what sort of flavors does it add?

Cherries would be nice....

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Re: First sCider

Postby Billy Klubb » Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:13 pm

jtrainer wrote:The brown sugar, what sort of flavors does it add?

Cherries would be nice....
take the flavors of the cane sugar, now add molasses. I thought about adding crasins before. but that just reminds me of Sam Adam's Cranberry Lambic.
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