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Hopped Cider

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Hopped Cider

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Beer Style: Specialty Cider 
Recipe Type: other
Yield: 5 gallons


This was my first hopped cider and it came out fantastic. It's also my first time using the Cider Sweetener packets sold here on this website. My advice is that a little goes a long way, especially if you like your cider on the drier side of things. The hops add a wonderful body and mouthfeel to the cider and even a small but persistent head. I'm curious to play around with different levels of sweetener on this recipe, but it's fantastic as is. One of those brews that friends and family beg for more of!


  • 5 gallons Costco Apple Juice (or equivalent)
  • 1/2 packet of Cider Sweetener (2.75 grams)
  • 5 tsp. DAP
  • 1 oz. Casdcade Hops
  • 1 Packet Nottingham Yeast

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.050
Final Gravity: 1.003
Alcohol by Vol: 6.0%
Color SRM: 0.0
Bitterness IBU: 0.0
Recipe Type: other
Yield: 5.0 Gallons
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1. Pour 5 gallons of juice into a brewing bucket.
2. Add 5 tsp of DAP and 1/2 packet of sweetener and mix well.
3. Aerate for ~10 minutes with a pump if you have it. If not, vigorously pouring the juice back and forth between two buckets works well.
4. Rehydrate and pitch 1 packet of Nottingham Ale Yeast.
5. Ferment @ 68F for one week.
6. Transfer to secondary and add 1oz. of cascade hops. I used a hop bag to make things easier.
7. After 7-10 days in secondary, rack off hops and cold crash for at least 24 hours.
8. Rack to a bottling bucket with enough corn sugar to reach desired carbonation. I used 4.1oz for 2.5 vol.
9. Bottle condition for 3 weeks and enjoy!

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