Friday, November 16, 2007

Tobias' Cider

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.


Isobel and Tobias said...

16/9/07 - Home

Well the bubbling started on the day of the last cooks guild, and it kept bubbling up until two days ago. So I decided to bottle it today.

I gathered the following implements: Bottles; bottle steriliser; bottle brush; a length of clear plastic tubing; and some lables.

Step one: thoroughly wash and sterilise bottles according to directions on bottle steriliser.

Step two: syphon the cider into the bottles taking care not to get any of the settled gunk.

Step three: seal the bottles.

These bottles of cider are coming with Tobias to STTS tonight.

If you were there, and tasted it, please post a comment here.

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