Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 6.01 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
End of Boil Vol: 5.21 gal
Final Bottling Vol: 4.50 gal
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
Date: 27 Jul 2018
Brewer: Mike Young
Asst Brewer:
Equipment: My Equipment
Efficiency: 78.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 0.0 %
Taste Rating: 30.0
Taste Notes: Raspberry adds a nice additional note to the cider. I've found that over time, my ciders lately have been getting a strange character that I can't quite put my finger on. Kind of tannic, but I don't think that's the only thing. May need to try switching cider/juice brands and see if that makes a difference, or try out different yeasts besides 71-B.
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
45 lbs Apple Juice - Hy-Vee (3.0 SRM) Extract 1 100.0 %
1.0 pkg Lalvin 71B-1122 (Lallemand - Lalvin #71B-1122) [23.66 ml] Yeast 2 -
1.10 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Primary 3.0 days) Other 3 -
2.00 oz Raspberry Extract (Bottling 5.0 mins) Flavor 4 -

Gravity, Alcohol Content and Color

Est Original Gravity: 1.054 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.011 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.6 %
Bitterness: 0.0 IBUs
Est Color: 14.3 SRM
Measured Original Gravity: 1.054 SG
Measured Final Gravity: 1.000 SG
Actual Alcohol by Vol: 7.1 %
Calories: 174.1 kcal/12oz

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out
Sparge Water: 4.08 gal
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUE
Est Mash PH: 5.72
Measured Mash PH: 5.20
Total Grain Weight: 45 lbs
Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Tun Temperature: 72.0 F
Target Mash PH: 5.20
Mash Acid Addition:
Sparge Acid Addition:
Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 12.50 qt of water at 170.1 F 150.0 F 75 min

Sparge: Fly sparge with 4.08 gal water at 168.0 F
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Bottle
Pressure/Weight: 3.53 oz
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 70.0 F
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
Volumes of CO2: 2.3
Carbonation Est: Bottle with 3.53 oz Corn Sugar
Carbonation (from Meas Vol): Bottle with 3.93 oz Corn Sugar
Age for: 30.00 days
Storage Temperature: 65.0 F


Kegged with 1 can of apple juice concentrate, 1 TB potassium sorbate, and 2 oz of Brewers Best raspberry extract.

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