During the holidays the RocketScience Team enjoys a more festive tasting cider. So here is our recipe for our mulled cider, it normally goes really quick!
Mulled Hard Cider
Four gallons of apple cider (No preservatives, No Additives, Unpasteurized)
5 Cinnamon sticks
1/4 Cup Mulling Spices
1 T Apple Pie spice
1 lb Dark Brown Sugar
2 Cans Frozen Apple juice Concentrate
Wyeast 4766 Cider Yeast
Add yeast and 3 cinnamon sticks to cider and wait 7-10 days. Once fermentation is complete add 2 cinnamon sticks and mulling spices to cider. I use a 1 gallon paint strainer bag with a knot in the top for easy cleanup. Remove mulling spices after 7 days and add potassium sorbate to stop any residual fermentation.
Combine both cans of apple juice concentrate, apple pie spice, and dark brown sugar.
Rack cider to keg and add concentrate mixture; Carbonate and serve.
Rack to secondary container and add concentrate mixture. Bottle with carb tabs or omit potassium sorbate..