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Apple Juice (Gravenstein/Jonathan blend)
Whole nutmeg, grated
10 4-inch cinnamon sticks
(juice and zest)
ginger root, peeled and grated
Red Star Champagne Yeast
Simmer 3/4 gallon apple juice, spices and ginger (in spice bags), syrup,
and lemon juice and zest for 45 mins. Add simmered mix to 4--1/4 gallon.
Put cider in carboy. Pitch yeast and top off with more apple juice.
Ferment for 34 days. Rack to secondary and top off with more apple
juice. Prime with 3/4 cup corn sugar and bottle. Age for 30 days and
Good sparkle, mildly yeasty (not careful enough with my secondary rack-
ing), complex flavor, some spice in the nose, too much alcohol (my calcs
say that the alcohol content is about 15%, but it tastes much stronger).
In general, I'm pretty pleased; almost everybody who's tried it has been
pleased as well.
Original Gravity: 1.100
Final Gravity: 0.998
Primary Ferment: 34 days
Secondary Ferment: 22 days