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How to make Apple Cider two ways – sparkling cider and applejack

In this first video of a multipart series, we’re going to make both sparkling cider for summertime and applejack for winter. Bonus – applejack makes the perfect apple pie: Alton Brown approved! In this video we’ll brew up the basic recipes and talk a lot about process and basic science of yeast’s natural selection. Subsequent videos will feature the bottling and conditioning of the sparkling cider and the fractional distillation process of the applejack.

Basic ingredients for these recipes include:

  • Five gallons of apple juice
  • 10 pounds of table sugar or dextrose
  • 12 oz raisins
  • Brewing yeast

Tune back in for future videos on next steps in the process!

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