When first getting interested in cider, theres a few sources that recommend adding yeast and only somewhat tightening the cap on a bottle or adding a balloon. It might be more accurate to call it hooch than cider, but it theoretically will work. The slightly loosened cap is very difficult - you need to tighten … Continue reading Side Project – Balloons!
I ended up being a bit busy, so this sat in primary for a few weeks extra. But boy was it worth the wait. So we have a gallon of 4.1 (brown sugar) and a gallon of 4.2 (maple syrup). The additional sugar at the beginning changed the flavor a bit, but mostly made it … Continue reading Batch 4 – Bottling