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Holiday Cider

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Holiday Cider

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

Common Cider


Good sparkle, mildly yeasty (not careful enough with my secondary racking), complex flavor, some spice in the nose, too much alcohol (my calcs say that the alcohol content is about 15%, but it tastes much stronger). In general, I'm pretty pleased; almost everybody who's tried it has been pleased as well.


  • 5 gallons, Apple Juice (Gravenstein/Jonathan blend)
  • 6 cups, Maple Syrup
  • 7/3 tablespoon, Whole Cloves
  • 1/2 Whole nutmeg, grated
  • 10 4 inch cinnamon sticks
  • 3 lemons (juice and zest)
  • 2 inches, ginger root, peeled and grated
  • 1 pack, Red Star Champagne Yeast

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 34 days
Secondary Ferment: 22 days

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.100
Final Gravity: 0.998
Alcohol by Vol: 13.36%
Recipe Type: other
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

Click to Print Recipe


Simmer 3/4 gallon apple juice, spices and ginger (in spice bags), syrup, and lemon juice and zest for 45 mins. Add simmered mix to 4--1/4 gallon. Put cider in carboy. Pitch yeast and top off with more apple juice. Ferment for 34 days. Rack to secondary and top off with more apple juice. Prime with 3/4 cup corn sugar and bottle. Age for 30 days and consume.




review rating
 Reviewed by Mark on Mon Sep 1 2014

I am looking to brew this recipe however, I am uncertain as to what: 7/3 Whole Cloves means?