Black Cherry Cider

Recipe Details

Batch Size Boil Time IBU SRM Est. OG Est. FG ABV
5 gal 60 min 0.0 IBUs 14.2 SRM 1.084 SG 0.981 SG 13.8 %

Fermentables

Name Amount %
Apple Cider (Uncle John's 2014 Cider Blend) 41.75 lbs 97.66
Brown Sugar, Light 1 lbs 2.34

Yeast

Name Lab Attenuation Temperature
English Cider Yeast (WLP775) White Labs 83% 68°F - 75°F

Notes

The purpose of this recipe is to keep track of volumes, OG, FG, ABV and tastes.

11/25/2014
Start 5:00pm
Gravity of cider 1.042.
Added 1lb of brown sugar for 5 gallons
Brought to 200 degrees for 30 minutes.
OG 1.052
Pitched yeast 7:30pm
In big mouth bubbler

12/2/2014
Checked gravity. 1.010 5.5% ABV
Plenty of sweetness. A little tart.
Fermenter had something that looked like soap suds on top. Went away as I was pulling a sample.
12/17/14
Kegged. FG:0.996 ABV:7.4%
Added one can apple juice concentrate and 32 ounces POM concentrated pomegranate juice. Good sweetness and good flavor. No other sugar planned to be added at this point.

12/17/14
Kegged. FG:0.996 ABV:7.4%
Added one can apple juice concentrate and 32 ounces black cherry juice concentrated pomegranate juice. No taste yet, not on tap.

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