Inspired, I decided to do something similar. We went to Target and found only 1 remaining gallon of the cider, but there was also a smaller glass jar of organic apple cider. The jar was cool and could work for very small batches or something, so I decided to get both. Plus, the differences would add to the uniqueness of this concoction, right?
|Boiling the brown sugar, corn sugar, and cinnamon|
1. Boil the following for ten minutes in one pint of water. 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup corn sugar, 1/4tsp of cinnamon. This is a super secret recipe for success in any cider (I just made that up, but it sounds solid to me).
2. Cool and add to the carboy with the 5.5 quarts of cider. I had 1 gallon plus the 1.6 quarts of cider in the glass jug. I sampled a little of each, so I'm rounding to 5.5 quarts. You could easily just do 1.5 gallons or 2 gallons for that matter. It is your cider.
3. I had some Wyeast 1056 in the refrigerator, left over from my yeast washing, so I decanted it, swirled the yeast to make a slurry. I poured half of the slurry into the cider and the other I made into a new starter.
|3 gallon glass carboy with cider|