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161 calories 11.4 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: Extract
Style: Common Cider
Boil Time: 0 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 10.14 gallons
Post Boil Size: 10.14 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.050 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.050 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 80% (steeping grains only)
Calories: 161 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 11.4 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Sunday January 17th 2021
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
58 oz Cane Sugar58 oz Cane Sugar 46 0 16.2%
300 oz US - Apple juice300 oz Apple juice 5.8 1 83.8%
358 oz / 0.00
CO2 Level: 0 Volumes
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0


5 gallons preservative-free apple juice
1 pack Danstar Belle Saison yeast
4 lbs frozen mixed berries (optional)
3 cans frozen apple juice concentrate (melted)
15 mL 88% lactic acid
0.5 tsp potassium metabisulfite (Campden)
2.5 tsp potassium sorbate


1)Add 5 gallons of juice to fermenter, pitch the yeast on top, seal and ferment.
2)Once fermentaion begins to slow dump berries in (if using), fermentation will continue for another 4-7 days.
3)Add the potassium sorbate and potassium metabisulfite which is used to halt any further yeast activity, give it a gentle swirl to mix.
4)Cold crash at 32°F. After 3 days its ready to keg.
5)Pour the melted apple juice concentrate into the bottom of the keg.
6)Add the 15 ml of lactic acid
7)Add the cider on top
8)After filling the keg, immediately seat the lid with a burst of gas then rock it back and forth for a good 3-4 minutes, turning it upside down multiple times, before placing it in the keezer.

OG 1050
FG 1005
2/6/2021 - ABV 5.9%
Added chems and cold crashed for 3 days

Added Apple Juice concentrate - 36 fl oz - dilutes to 5.6% final ABV

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  • Last Updated: 2021-02-08 15:04 UTC
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