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Beer News

We are always trying to add new items to our product selection. Some of our new Beer Kits are very exciting

Autumn IPA, Salted Caramel Porter, Zombiefest, Black IPA, New England IPA, Pumpkin Spiced Porter, Toasted Coconut Cream Ale, White Chocolate Blond Stout and Imperial Nut Brown. So as you can see lots of new and interesting beers to be brewed.

We are also excited to be named the Retailer for Spike

Brewing EquipmentSpike Brewing

So Drop in and see us and all the new items

Cheers

 

 
Killer Cider | Print |
Wine News

Now that we have officially moved from Summer into Fall it's time to make hard cider. It's always fun to take a drive up into the North Georgia Mountains and stop by a road side stand and pick up some apple cider made from the apple trees in Gerogia. Nothing like a little warm cider on the cool morning or evening to warm the body Or just a sparkling cider with just the right amount of alcohol to warn the insides. So here's our Killer Cider recipe that's so easy to make that everyone will enjoy:

Ingredients (for 1 gallon)

  • One gallon of apple cider (all natural is best) (flash pasteurized or cold pasteurized is fine)
  • 12 ounce can of 100% granny Smith apple juice concentrate
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 packet yeast Lalvin EC 1118 if you like it dry or Safale 04 beer yeast if you like it a little sweeter

Procedures

Pour out enough cider to make room in the glass jug for the concentrate and the sugar and the yeast. Mix thoroughly and place your airlock and a stopper into the glass jug. Let it ferment for 7 to 10 days at room temperature 68 - 74 degrees. If you have a hydrometer check the gravity (it should be around 1.010 or lower). Syphon the hard cider into a 2 liter plastic soda bottle. if you want to make a sparkling cider add 5 oz of sugar and cap it. Let it sit at room temperature for another week and it should be ready to drink. If you want the cider to be a still cider (no carbonation) add 1/4 teaspoon of Potassium Sorbate to kill the yeast and do not add any additional sugar. Let it sit for a week to clear and it will be ready to drink.