Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Crisp Hard Cider

The RocketScience Team enjoys our cider so we came up with a new recipe. It is a crisp and clean apple cider. This cider is complete after being in primary for 4 months!  As a note, we get all our cider from a local orchard and the gravity of 4 gallons is roughly 1.050 with no additions. So here is the recipe:

Crisp Hard Cider
Four gallons of apple cider (No preservatives, No Additives, Unpasteurized)
3 Cans Frozen Apple juice Concentrate
White Labs Cider Yeast (WLP775)

Add yeast to cider and wait 4 months. Try to keep the temperature in the low 70's (70 - 73).

Rack the cider to secondary and add potassium sorbate and wait 24 hours. Next add all three cans of the apple juice concentrate and stir well. At this point, either bottle or keg and enjoy. I serve my cider at 12 psi.