Fermentables

  • 5 gal. unpreserved apple cider - from Pine Tree Orchards.
  • 1.5 lbs. Light DME

Boil Additions

  • 12 whole cloves
  • 3 cinammon sticks

Yeast

  • 1 packet Red Star Cote do Blanc dry yeast

Other

  • 1 gal. water
  • campden tablets
  • irish moss

OG = 1.042

Notes

  • 10/2/03 - made starter. Added 1 campden tablet per gallon of cider.
  • 10/3/03 - boiled water w/ cinnamon, cloves, and DME for 20 minutes. Added irish moss at end of boil.
  • 1/29/04 - Bottled. FG 0.998. 4.15% ABV
  • 10/8/2004 - This cider turned out excellent. It took about 6 months for it to come around, but now it's very crisp and refreshing.