Ciderus I – a slightly spiced hard apple cider.
Brewed January 7, 2018. Bottled February 7, 2018.
4.5% ABV (OG 1.043 / FG 1.009)
- 2.4 litre Apple Juice concentrate
- 210 grams Cider spice blend (apple, cinnamon, clove, etc)
- 11 grams Danstar Nottingham ale yeast
- 220 grams dextrose
Cleaned from last batch with bleach solution and sanitised with Iodophor solution. Water: 13.5L boiled tap + 8kg/8L ice for cold crash and to reach 22L. Water brought to a broil and the cider spice blend added. 12L of liquid poured into the fermentation bucket, with 2.4L litres of apple juice concentrate added and stirred in. Liquid cold-crashed with 8L ice to 16°C and Nottingham ale yeast pack added. OG 1.043 at 16°C. Checked 22 days into brew: SG 1.009. Checked 31 days into brew: FG 1.009 = 4.46% ABV. Bottled into Iodophor solution sanitised 500ml and 330ml bottles primed with 220 grams dextrose.
Yield: 21.3L (60 x 330ml, 3 x 500ml bottles)