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

Common Cider


I did a batch for Christmas last year. I used the following.


  • 8 cans of el-cheapo frozen apple juice
  • 1 lb, honey
  • 1 lb. corn sugar
  • 1 lb. brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of cinnamin
  • ale yeast

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I added enough water to yield about 3 gallons of some very potent hard cider. Even with the ale yeast it was about 11% if I remember. After about a month of aging it was too strong, dry, and sharp. It was closer to an apple wine. We drank less than a gallon and left the rest in a nice dark closet. Some months later I gave it another try, delicious, still strong as hell, a couple of glasses will get you going.