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Strong Black Cherry Cider

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Strong Black Cherry Cider

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Beer Style: Common Cider  (27A)
Recipe Type: other
Yield: 5 US gallons

Common Cider


This is an amber colored Cider with a nice, subtle, cherry nose and flavor. It is Semi-Sweet with a finishing gravity of 1.011. This is super simple and yields a great product. After buying the juice on sale I think I spent about 20$ and an hour of my time to get 50 bottles of cider, not a bad deal. The recipe yields 5 gallons.


  • 4.5 Gal Apple Cider Juice
  • .5 Gal Black Cherry Juice
  • 2Lbs Golden Brown Sugar
  • Yeast: White Labs Liquid California Ale
  • Also, pinch or two of Acid Blend, and Pectin Enzyme.

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: One week
Secondary Ferment: One week

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: Approx. 1.075
Final Gravity: 1.011
Recipe Type: other
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Bring to heat, just under boiling half a gallon of the Apple Juice and add in the Brown Sugar slowly. Mix 'til dissolved and let simmer for about 30 minutes. At the end of the simmer you may add the pectin enzyme and Acid Blend. Add to a 6 gallon fermentor the hot juice (slowly, and do not aerate) and the other containers of juice. I keep the other juices in the fridge during the 30 minute simmer as a way to cool down the wort in the primary. The temp should be around 70 degrees. If so add the yeast, aerate and put that feller in about 65-70 degree temps for the extent of the fermentation. I primed they typical way at bottling, I could have used brown sugar, but I was lazy.