Hard Apple Cider

Recipe by Dave5003
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READY IN: 2784hrs
SERVES: 10-16
YIELD: 1 gallon
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • crush and dissolve campden tablets in a cup of warm water and mix well with the FRESH apple juice in your primary fermenter.
  • Let stand over-night. Mix in all other ingredients except yeast making sure everything is dissolved, then sprinkle yeast over top of juice and cover with plastic sheet and ferment 3 to 5 days.
  • Rack (siphon) into secondary fermenter and attach air lock.
  • Rack again in 3 weeks.
  • When all fermentation is finished, rack into a clean vessel and add 2 oz of white sugar and gently stir well.
  • (I usually put the sugar into a bit of water and dissolve it first by boiling it in the microwave) When sugar is well mixed, bottle and age 3 months.
  • This will give you a crisp, carbonated hard cider.
  • * the more sugar you add, the more alcohol you will get, but the longer it will take to ferment. I would recommend from 1/2 to 1 pound per gal/4.5 l and not more than 2 lbs.
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