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Mark Stevens (
Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2002 - 02:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I bought some hard cider at a country farm. It is non pasturized and the guy selling it thought after around 3 months it might turn into hard cider. Do I need to do anything to it to make this happen?

Bob Southwick (
Posted on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 08:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)


When I was a kid in Maine I worked for a produce farm for a year. One of the things we produced was cider (unpasturized). We would press a certain amount per week starting in Sept. The staff would set a few gallons aside from the first couple presses and by Thanksgiving it would be hard cider. By New Years it was becoming vinegar.

So you shouldnt have to do anything to make it hard cider. It won't however, be a hard apple ale which is what I'm trying to make. Anyone have a recipe for that?


aquavitae (
Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2002 - 06:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Bob, not sure what a hard apple ale is but I planon giving this a try soon.

Fallen Apple Brown Ale
Source: Bob Taylor
Recipe added: 09/25/01
If I didn't make this beer every September, none of my thirsty friends (including my wife!) would ever forgive me! This is a dark-brown malty ale in the Southern English style. Looking at the hop addition, one might think that this brew would be on the sweet side - but the tartness from the apples and the apple cider also works to balance the beer. In writing this recipe, I was aiming for a beer that would have a faint apple aroma and a noticable apple-cider taste, balanced with the hops and the toasted malts. The Cara-Pils and wheat malts give this beer a KILLER head!

Recipe type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5 gallons
Starting Gravity: 1.060
Finishing Gravity: 1.012
Time in Boil: 60 min
Primary Fermentation: 7 days
Secondary Fermentation: 7 days
Additional Fermentation: 14 days bottle conditioning


* Malts
* 5.50 lbs Belgian Pale Malt (Dewolf-Cosyns)
* 0.50 lb 60L Crystal Malt
* 0.25 lb Chocolate Malt
* 0.50 lb Munich Malt
* 0.50 oz Roasted Barley
* 0.50 lb Cara-Pils Dextrine Malt
* 0.50 lb Malted White Wheat
* 1.00 lb Dark Brown Sugar
* Hops
* 1.00 oz East Kent Goldings whole hops (60 min)
* Fruit/Other
* 4.00 lbs Apples - peeled, cored, chopped, and frozen the day before brewing. Use a combination of your favorite apples.
* 1.00 gal Preservative-free pasteurized apple cider
* 12.0 ea Allspice berries - roughly cracked
* 6.00 ea Star Anise seed pods
* 2.00 ea Cinnamon Sticks - broken into several pieces
* 1.00 tsp Irish Moss
* 1.00 ea White Labs Irish Ale yeast

Nate Poell (
Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 - 09:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

aquavitae- Let us know how that recipe turns out. -Nate

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