Tuesday, 10 July 2007

2 Gallons Of Turbo Cider

Tonight i've made up 2 1 gallon batches of Turbo Cider, this is quite easy to make, I have two cousins in Scotland who enjoy making it, even if they can't remember the nights that they drink it!

Ingredients (for 2 gallons or 9 Litres):

9x Cartons of ASDA 100% Pure Apple Juice
300g Granulated Sugar
1x 5g Packet Youngs Cider Yeast

First things first everything was cleaned and sterilised using ASDA Soda Crystals and a Videne Solution. This is a picture of the 2 demijohns with the videne in them after cleaning.To the right are the ingredients that i've used.

The first stage was to empty 4L of apple juice into each demijohn. I then weighed out 2 lots of 150g granulated white sugar and dissolved each 150g in 500ml apple juice in a saucepan.

The apple juice / sugar solution was then added to each demijohn, obviously I had to do two batches of the solution. This gave me an Original Gravity (OG) of 1054.

The packet of yeast was split into two and pitched into the demijohn's 30 minutes after pitching the airlocks were bubbling away. By tomorrow morning I expect both to be fizzing well. 2 Gallons of Turbo Cider.....Done!