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