1Gal recipe for cider

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1Gal recipe for cider

Post #1 by SeanGodd » 4 years ago

Hello all,

I am looking to make a 1 gal batch of cider. Never done this before so could someone give my an easy tasty recipe and a rough guideline? Or direct me to a good page with instructions? Mostly going to be for the SWMBO and her friends.
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Re: 1Gal recipe for cider

Post #2 by SunyJim » 4 years ago

I used unpasturized cider from superstore. In the lettuce section.
I've also used 'real apple' over in the OJ section, technically a cloudy applejuice but both worked well.

I do a potassium metabisulfite tablet to kill the wild yeast, 12 hours later a packet of pectic enzyme, (both from wine store)
12 hours later then pitched Nottingham yeast
gave it 2 weeks to finish. Then added gelatin to clear it.
Then bottled and bottle carbonated it.
Turned out quite fantastic. It gets much better with age, the apple flavour comes out more in a few months.
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Post #3 by oro » 4 years ago

PC pure cider same as above - no additions, just pour into a gallon jug add yeast - usually coopers 11grm - let ferment at 67 degrees and bottle, I don't bother to carb it.
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Post #4 by SeanGodd » 4 years ago

How long does it normally take to ferment? and should i try and hit cooler temps?
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Post #5 by oro » 4 years ago

SeanGodd wrote:How long does it normally take to ferment? and should i try and hit cooler temps?


I leave it for 3 weeks, never take a grav reading as I don't care. Ferment whatever the yeast allows, I have fermented lower 63 degrees, higher 71 degrees - does not seem to change much, but I don't drink it my wife does and she always likes it.
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Post #6 by SeanGodd » 4 years ago

I have to buy yeast for this because I don't have any stock right now. What should I buy? I hear a lot of people using Nottingham. Or should I stick with the S-04 or S-05.
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Post #7 by oro » 4 years ago

copper is cheap and decent yeast without any taste really. Some use wine yeast because they want a dry cider, ale yeast wont ferment as far.
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Post #8 by SeanGodd » 4 years ago

Cheers!!

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Post #9 by oro » 4 years ago

SeanGodd wrote:This stuff? http://store.defalcowines.com/cart.php? ... ing=cooper



Thats the one, not a bad yeast clean finish and cheaper than most.
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Post #10 by SeanGodd » 4 years ago

I was also planning on fermenting 1Gal of Pomegranate/blueberry juice. Should I try and back sweeten this? I want to make sure it doesn't come out to tarty.
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