3/11/07 - Cooks and Brewers Guild Meeting, Suth Guild Heall
Today I decided to make an Apple Cider from ingredients and implements readily available in my local supermarkets.
To make this Cider I collected the following ingredients: 4L of Apple Juice (the stuff that sits on the shelf for months); 1 sachet of Beer Yeast; 4 teaspoons of Yeast starter; one tablespoon of orange juice; and one quarter of a cup of very strong tea.
I also collected the following implements; the bottle that the apple juice came in; a fermentation lock; and a drill to put a hole in the top of the juice bottle lid.
Step One: take out about a cup of apple juice from the bottle to allow room for the other ingredients.
Step Two: to half a cup of warm water, add the packet of yeast and one teaspoon of yeast starter. Leave for half an hour.
Step Three: add yeast mixture, remainder of the yeast starter, orange juice and tea to apple juice.
Step Four: drill a hole big enough to fit the grommet of the fermentation lock in the top of the juice bottle lid, fit grommet and fermentation lock in the lid.
Step Five: half fill the fermentation lock with water, and fit onto the top of the juice bottle.
Wait for bubbling to start, and finish.