BrewBlog: Fall Harvest New England Cider
Specifics
General Information
Method: Extract

Cyser from Ken Schramm's The Complete Meadmaker but without the honey.

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Ingredients
25.00 pounds Apple Cider - 5 Gallons  
1.00 pounds Brown Sugar, Dark  
0.50 pounds Fruit - Dates  
0.50 pounds Fruit - Raisins  
Non-Fermentables
1 tsp Nutriferm Energy  
1 tsp Nutriferm Advance  
Reference
Yeast
Name: Lalvin
Manufacturer: Lallemand - Lalvin
Product ID: 71B-1122
Type: Wine
Flocculation: High
Attenuation: 75%
Temperature Range: 59–86°F
Amount: 5 gr
Equipment Profile

Single Carboy, No Boil

Batch Size: 5 gallons Boil Volume: 0 gallons
Evaporation Rate: 0% per hour Mash Tun Dead Space: 0 gallons
Efficiency: 75% Mash Tun Weight: 0 pounds
Hop Utilization: 0% Mash Tun Volume: 0 gallons
Loss: 0 gallons Mash Tun Specific Heat: 0 Cal/gram per °C
Notes:

No boil.  Just pour the contents into the carboy.

Water Profile

Hygeia Springs, Big Bend, WI

Calicum: 87 ppm
Bicarbonate: 362 ppm
Sulfate: 16 ppm
Chloride: 106 ppm
Sodium: 56 ppm
Magnesium: 41 ppm
PH: 7.5%
Notes:

A spring which flows from a source 2,200 feet below the earth’s surface near Big Bend, WI.  Click Here For Google Map

Procedure

Slice up dates and add them to the carboy with raisins, brown sugar, nutriferm, and honey.  Pour in the cider, mix well, and pitch Lalvin yeast along with a packet of Wyeast Cider yeast.

Special Procedures

Staggered Nutrient Additions of Nutriferm Advance:

  • 1.00 tsp initially
  • 0.75 tsp after 24 hours
  • 0.75 tsp after 48 hours
  • Final 0.75 tsp after 30% drop from O.G.
Fermentation
Primary: 14 days @ 73° F
Secondary: 30 days @ 73° F
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