English Hard Cider

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Makes 5 Gallons

Ingredients:

  • 5 gals. fresh-pressed sweet cider, emphasis on a balance, as given in “Mixing Apples and Apples,” page 28.
  • 4 cups cane sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups honey
  • 1/2 tsp. yeast nutrient
  • 1/2 tsp. acid blend
  • 7 grams wine yeast
Step by Step:

Add sugars, honey, nutrient, and acid to cider and ferment with yeast. Rack after four weeks, bottle in corked wine bottles at about 20 weeks. Age in wine-cellar conditions for six months.

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