Hard Apple Cider recipe.

Hard Apple Cider

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August 16, 2021 by Kelsey J
  • Prep Time: 1 hours
  • Ready Time: 2 months
Learn how to brew your own easy and delicious hard cider with this simple recipe! Brewing your own hard cider is easy, affordable, and it tastes amazing.
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Equipment you will need:

1-gallon glass jar or carboy with airlock
Hydrometer
Glass Bottles
Siphon
Sanitizer such as Starsan
Apple press or steam juicer

Hard Apple Cider
Recipe icon.
Recipe
August 16, 2021 by Kelsey J
  • Prep Time: 1 hours
  • Ready Time: 2 months

Hard Apple Cider

Ingredients

  • 15 pound(s) Gold rush or Crimson crisp Apples (but almost any will do)
  • Lavelen 71B Yeast or an Ale yeast
  • Pure Spring Water or purified water
  • Sugar: Pure Cane sugar or simple table sugar will also work.

Instructions

  1. Press, or juice your apples and place into a clean and sanitized 1-gallon vessel leaving about 1-2 inches of space at the top (topping off with water if needed) this to some may call the Must. Be sure to taste your must for any off-flavor. I do recommend adding 1-2 cups of sugar as well.
  2. Dry pitch about 2.5-3Grams of Lavelen D47 yeast and mix by shaking vigorously until your added sugar is dissolved.
  3. I recommend using a hydrometer to measure the sugar and determine your starting gravity at this point.
  4. Set in a dark place that has a stable temperature at about 63-75 degrees for about 2 weeks and up to 6 weeks check and watch for fermentation to occur.
  5. Make sure to sanitize your equipment before this step. At this point siphon or what’s known as racking your cider off any of the settled yeast known as lees into a second jar or container taking care to not introduce to much oxygen into the brew. Take another Hydrometer reading at this point to know how far along the fermentation is. Feel free to give it a taste as well.
  6. Another 2-3 weeks the brew may begin to clear. At this point take a reading and if your brew is below 1.000 SG it is ready for bottling. Rack into bottles and allow them to age for at least 2-3 weeks.
  7. NOTE: Some brews do not Clear due to pectin. If you prefer a clear brew use ½ teaspoon of pectic enzyme.
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