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Sunset Cider

01 Jan

Brought to us by John

5 gallons fresh apple cider (no preservatives)
2 lbs light brown sugar
1 lb clover honey
1 lb buckwheat honey
1 or 2 packages champagne yeast
½ lb lactose
3/4 cup corn sugar (if bottling)
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Place 4 gallons of cider in fermenter. Place 1 gallon of cider in a pot with the honeys and brown sugar. Heat until dissolved, stirring to avoid caramelizing.

Add to fermenter. Pitch yeast when cider is cool. Ferment for 3 to 4 weeks.

If Kegging: Keg and pressurize.

If Bottling: Bottle using corn sugar, age in the bottle 7 to 10 days before drinking.