Batch 5 – Primary

As mentioned in the Intro for Batch 5, I've decided to do a high ABV batch with some residual sweetness.  This batch will involve lots of sugar, ale yeast, and gravity math. First step is to add pounds of sugar.  I've poured out some base juice into a large pot and I'm heating it up … Continue reading Batch 5 – Primary

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Batch 5 – Intro

After the very successful backsweetening of batch 4, I'm going to try another method of obtaining a sweet cider.  That is, I'm going to push the ABV higher than the yeast can survive.  I'll be using Nottingham Ale yeast, as it has a lower max ABV than EC-1118s. So the OG of my starter tends … Continue reading Batch 5 – Intro