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Instruction Set Hard Cider

Instruction Set Hard Cider

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How to make Hard Cider
 
New England Style Hard Cider
 
8/1/2011English202CPeterGeorge
 
 
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How to make 5 gallons of New England StyleHard Cider
Makingyourownhardciderisanenjoyablehobbythatanyonewhocompletedahighschoollevelchemistryclasscando.Evensoitcanbeadauntingtasktosomeonewhohasnevertrieditbefore.Whenyoucompletethese8simplesteps,youwillhave5gallonsofadryNewEnglandstylehardcider.Theentireprocesstakes9weeksfromstarttofinishbutthefirstthreestepsarealldoneonthefirstday.
1.
 
Setting Up Your Equipment2.
 
Taking Your Hydrometer Readings3.
 
Pitching Your Yeast4.
 
Racking Your Cider5.
 
Fining Your Cider6.
 
Bottling Your Cider7.
 
Conditioning Your Cider8.
 
Storing & Enjoying Your CiderGlossary of terms
Herearesomedefinitionsyouwillfindusefulinyourcidermakingexperience.
 
Must 
Unpasteurizedapplejuicebeforeitisfermentedintocider.
 
 
Dextrose
 
 Alsoknownasbrewer’s
sugar,itisa100%fermentablesugar.
 
 
Carboy
 
 Aglasscontainerusedtostoreliquidswhiletheyferment.
 
 
Hydrometer
 
 Aglassinstrumentthatmeasuresthespecificgravityofaliquidat60°F.
 
 
Bung w/ airlock
 
 Arubberstopperwithaplastic,waterfilled,airlockattachedtoit.UsedtosealacarboyandreleaseCO2duringfermentation.
 
 
Racking
 
Theprocessofsiphoningthecideroffitsyeastsedimenttoanewcontainer.
 
 
Bottle conditioning
 
Theprocessofallowingnaturalcarbonationtooccurinthebottle.
 
Equipment
 Allofthefollowingequipmentcanbepurchasedonlineoratyourlocalhomebrewsupplystore.
6.5 gallon carboy Hydrometer Thermometer5 gallon carboy Stirring stick FunnelGraduated cylinder Bung w/airlock Glass bottlesAuto-siphon Measuring cups Bottle capsMeasuring spoons Bottle capper Bottling valve
 
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Ingredients
Theunpasteurizedapplemustcanusuallybefoundatalocalfarmororchard.Theotheringredientscanbepurchasedonlineoratyourlocalhomebrewstore.
(6 gallons) Unpasteurized apple must(1 Tbsp.) Pectic Enzyme(1 packet) Montrachet wine yeast(6 oz.) Dextrose
 
Step #1 Setting Up Your Equipment
Startbycleaningyourworkspace.Itshouldbeawelllitareawithtableorcounterspace.Gatheryourequipmentandingredientstogether.Makesurethatyourequipmentiscleanandfreeofsoap/detergentresidue.
 
Step #2 Taking Your Hydrometer Readings
Todeterminethepotential,andfinal,alcoholcontentofyourcideryoumusttakeahydrometer
 
readingbeforeandafterfermentation.Thisshowsyoutheamountofsugarinyourciderandhowmuchofithasbeenconvertedintoalcoholandcarbondioxidebytheyeast.
 
Useyourthermometertomakesuretheapplemustisat60°F.
 
FillyourGraduatedcylinder¾fullwithmust.
 
Gentlyplaceyourhydrometerintothemustandspinittoremoveanyairbubblesfromthesurfaceoftheinstrument.

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