Easy Peasy Apple Squeezy

ABV: 5.9%

OG: 1.045 (11.3°P) (juice only)

FG: 1.001 (0.25°P) (juice only)

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Apple Cider

The following beer recipe is featured in the November/December 2021 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Access this issue along with the archives with Zymurgy Online!

Recipe courtesy Steve Ruch

“Extracts and specialty grains? Hmm – could that process translate to cider?”…To read the full story behind this simple cider recipe, see Last Drop on page 96 of this issue of Zymurgy.

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The following beer recipe is featured in the November/December 2021 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Access this issue along with the archives with Zymurgy Online!

Recipe courtesy Steve Ruch

“Extracts and specialty grains? Hmm – could that process translate to cider?”…To read the full story behind this simple cider recipe, see Last Drop on page 96 of this issue of Zymurgy.

Ingredients:

  • JUICE AND APPLES
  • 3 gal. (11.4 L) Great Value apple juice
  • 1.5 lb. (680 g) Granny Smith apples
  • 1 lb. (454 g) Pink Lady (Cripps Pink) apples
  • 1 lb. (454 g) Honeycrisp apples
  • 8 oz. (227 g) Envy apples
  • 8 oz. (227 g) Ambrosia apples
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS
  • 10 g EC-1118 yeast
  • 3 oz. (85 g) corn sugar to prime, if bottling

Specifications:

Yield: 3 US gal

Original Gravity: 1.045 (11.3°P) (juice only)

Final Gravity: 1.001 (0.25°P) (juice only)

ABV: 5.9%

Directions:

Add the 3 gal. (11.4 L) juice to fermenter and pitch yeast at 68°F (20°C). After one week, core, peel, and cut the apples into small pieces, and gently add to the fermenter. After another week, bottle with priming sugar or keg and force carbonate as desired.


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