Source: Todd Kirby (email@example.com),
HBD Issue #1966, 2/22/96
I recently attempted (for the first time) a cider. After looking
through Cat's Meow at the various recipes, I came up with the following.
- 5 Gallons Apple Juice (no Na-Benzoate)
- 2 Lbs Brown Sugar
- 1 Lb Honey
- 1 Cup Sucrose (didn't quite have enough brown sugar)
- Dry EDME Ale Yeast (1 packet)
Several recipes in CM3 and other places recommended boiling for a short
while (15 min) so I did and all seemed well. This stuff fermented madly
for nearly 2 weeks, then slowed to a more steady rate and seems about
finished (2 weeks later). I have a feeling that I "pectinized" the cider
by boiling, as it is extremely cloudy and shows no signs of settling. I'm
wondering how (if) I can clear it some, but I'm unsure whether the cloudiness
is due to yeast, pectin, or both.