tue, mar 30, 21
Boozy Apple Pie Cider
1 Gallon Container
1 Brewsy Bag
1 Gallon Organic Apple Cider
Brown Sugar (amount varies based upon sweetness preferences)
Maple Syrup (amount varies based upon sweetness preferences)
2 Vanilla Beans (Add an extra if brewing a larger batch)
2 Cinnamon Sticks (Add an extra if brewing a larger batch)
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract (optional)
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon Powder (optional)
1 Cup of Water
If you're not using the container your juice comes in, pour one gallon of apple cider into your gallon jug.
Use the sweetness calculator and decide how sweet you'd like your juice.
Using the values from the sweetness calculator, pour out your juice and split the sugar suggested by the calculator between brown sugar and maple syrup by using 2/3 in brown sugar and 1/3 in maple syrup (Example: If the calculator suggests adding 1.5 cups of sugar, do 1 cup of brown sugar and 1/2 cup of maple syrup).
Mix thoroughly until the sugar and syrup dissolves.
Split open 2 vanilla beans and add with cinnamon sticks. Seal container and mix well.
Open your brewsy bag and pour the contents in. Seal your juice again and shake well.
Apply the airlock , then leave your container somewhere dark and warm (75-80°F is best) for a week (longer than standard due to brown sugar and maple syrup). Do a taste test occasionally and crash in the fridge when the sweetness level and booziness level are to your liking.
After a week, crash your brew in the fridge for 48 hours. You can remove the airlock and set the original cap on top of your drink. Be sure not to tighten the cap!
After 48+ hours in the fridge, your yeast will have fallen to the bottom of your container.
Now, carefully "rack" your cider by pouring it off of the sediment into a different container. Be sure to remove the vanilla beans and cinnamon sticks in your first racking.
Optional: backsweeten by making a simple syrup with 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, and a cup of water.
Store the rest of your cider in the fridge, with the bottle cap still on loosely.
If you see sediment start to build up again after several days, you can rack it again. As it ages, the taste of your cider will keep on getting better. Cheers!