This one is based on a 5 gallon recipe from BYO called Cidre Normande. Scaling back this much causes some tiny values for the acid blend, but I went ahead and added it nonetheless. Used generic GFS honey and Whole Foods apple juice. The juice comes in a one gallon jug, so this was a 5 minute "brew" day... I poured a small amount of the juice into a sanitized container with the honey, acid blend, and yeast nutrient, and then microwaved that a bit to thin the honey. Then that was poured back into the jug, temps were checked, and yeast was pitched. Easy peasy...
I ended up a little higher on the OG than I thought (the honey and scale were not cooperating, so some estimation occurred), but no worries. I think the max I'll see is a 7% abv, with the low end around 5 to 5.5%, which is about what I intended.
|Type: Cider||Date: 12/23/2012|
|Batch Size: 1.00 gal|
|Est Original Gravity: 1.049 SG||Measured Original Gravity: 1.054 SG|
|Est Final Gravity: 1.012 SG||Measured Final Gravity: 1.000 SG|
|Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.89 %||Actual Alcohol by Vol: 7.04 %|
|Bitterness: 0.0 IBU||Calories: 232 cal/pint|
|Est Color: 1.6 SRM|