Mtnrockhopper - are you doing a massive cider batch again this year? What did you do last time, something like 45 gals?
I ask because I am going to do one big cider batch this year instead of multiple smaller ones and I'm curious how much yeast you used etc. My plan is a 30 gal batch using WLP cider yeast (I ordered it but I forget the # now). I may try a split with another yeast, not sure.
It was 60 gallons 2 years ago. Last year we made a couple smaller batches. Not sure if we're doing a huge batch again. I have to wait until December for it to be cold enough in my garage. We did make 10 gallons of asian pear cider, unfortunately it got an infection and has a bit of acetic acid.
I use dry yeast at 1 gram per gallon rehydrated (or a 5g packet per 5 gallons).