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Bink's Best Hard Cider

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Bink's Best Hard Cider

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Beer Style: Common Cider  (27A)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 US gallons

Common Cider


This is a nice easy cider with some flavor enhancements by way of brown sugar, real maple syrup, and raisins.


  • 6 Cans of Tree Top concentrate apple juice (no preservatives).
  • 1 4 pound bag of brown sugar
  • 1 small bottle of real maple syrup (no preservatives)
  • 1 cup of raisins as a yeast starter

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 7-10 days
Secondary Ferment: 2-5 days

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.052
Final Gravity: 1.010
Alcohol by Vol: 5.5%
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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(1) Empty all cans of apple juice concentrate into a large cook pot. You don't need to use a brew kettle.

(2) Empty entire package of brown sugar and maple syrup into brew kettle

(3) Add enough water to allow for full dissolving of sugars

(4) Heat at a low-medium heat to mix all sugar producing ingredients. If too hot you may get caramelizing of the brown sugar at the bottom of the pot.

(5) Transfer to carboy and fill remainder to 5 gallons; pitch yeast with raisins

(6) Check your OG and monitor until major fermentation has ceased. You may not have to leave the batch in secondary for very long, it should clear up quickly.

(7) Prime with 3/4 to 1 full cup of corn sugar. This can be consumed flat or carbonated depending on your preference.

You will get a nice maple / raisin / apple flavor, best served chilled.