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September 26, 2010 10:53 AM Subscribe
Tips for making hard cider?
posted by splatta to food & drink (21 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I'm an experienced beer maker who wants to try cider. I have 10 gallons of it coming in from CT and my plan is to make two 5 gallon batches, one with refined white sugar added, and one with brown sugar.
I'd like any tips or experiences with making cider, what did you do? How much sugar did you add? What kind of cider did you start with? Did you add citric acid for taste? What kind of yeast did you use? Did you add mulling spices? How long did it ferment in the primary, how long did it ferment in the secondary, and how long in the bottle? How'd it turn out? I've heard that cider can age on past 3 years and getter better in the bottles, any experiences with this?