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

Common Cider


I recently attempted (for the first time) a cider. After looking through Cat's Meow at the various recipes, I came up with the following.


  • 5 Gallons Apple Juice (no Na-Benzoate)
  • 2 Lbs Brown Sugar
  • 1 Lb Honey
  • 1 Cup Sucrose (didn't quite have enough brown sugar)
  • Dry EDME Ale Yeast (1 packet)

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Several recipes in CM3 and other places recommended boiling for a short while (15 min) so I did and all seemed well. This stuff fermented madly for nearly 2 weeks, then slowed to a more steady rate and seems about finished (2 weeks later). I have a feeling that I "pectinized" the cider by boiling, as it is extremely cloudy and shows no signs of settling. I'm wondering how (if) I can clear it some, but I'm unsure whether the cloudiness is due to yeast, pectin, or both.