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makes 5 gals.
  • 3 gals. Zeigler's™ apple cider (no preservatives; ingredients: apples)
  • 1½ gals. filtered water
  • 5 lbs. granulated sugar
  • 3 12 oz. frozen lemonade from concentrate
  • 3½ tsp. pectic enzyme (as a clarifier)
  • 1 WLP775 English cider yeast
-:--AM - Heat ½ gal. water and add sugar, stir until dissolved. Add frozen concentrate to help cool. Allow to cool to 70˚F. Strain into sanitized fermenter with seive to catch pulp (stir with sanitized spoon in funnel to prevent clogging). Add pectic enzyme. Shake jugs of cider vigorously to aerate and add to fementer. Pitch yeast when tempertaure is below 80˚F.

O.G. - 1.078 (60˚F)
F.G. - 1.020 (60˚F) est. {1.025}

7.3% ABV

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makes 5 gals.
  • 3.3 lbs. Muntons amber extract
  • 3.3 lbs. Coopers light malt extract
  • 8 oz. crushed crystal malt 20L (partial mash, 20 mins. @ 160˚F)
  • 1 oz. Northern Brewer bittering (alpha acids 7.1%, 1 hour)
  • Northern Brewer finishing hops (alpha acid 6.8%, last 5 mins. of boil)
  • packet of Nottingham dry brewers yeast
6:30PM - added No. Brewers hops in sparge bag.

7:25PM - added No. Brewers hops to sparge bag.

Bittering and finishing with pelleted hops in a sparge bag seems to make very little difference as I'm still seeing that free-floating trub still makes its way into the wort.

O.G. - 1.064 (60˚F)
F.G. - 1.016 (60˚F) est. {1.022}

6.7% ABV



<-----EDIT----->
Bittering and finishing with pelleted hops in a sparge bag helped keep 2 C. of what looks like poop out of the wort. Virtually no trub!


<-----EDIT ON NOV 1ST----->
AM - Racked to 2ndary fermenter on the 3rd day. There is a post to this batch's fermentation at [livejournal.com profile] home_brewing.


<-----EDIT ON NOV 10TH----->
Bottled on the 12th day
  • 2L growlers - 2
  • 16 oz. swing-top pints - 24
  • 12 oz. U.S. "pops" - 6
  • "Magic" bottles - 2

<-----EDIT ON JAN 14TH----->
This beer was planned for thanksgiving but was still somewhat young. Didn't start to mellow until Christmas. Next attempt allow more time to bottle condition.

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