Rock’n Raspberry Hard Cider Recipe

Volume: 1 Gallon

Rock’n Raspberry Cider By Prickly Apple Cider
Rock’n Raspberry Cider By Prickly Apple Cider

Ingredients:

  • 16 Pounds Organic Granny Smith Apples
  • 12 Ounces Organic Red Raspberries
  • Lallemand CBC-1 Yeast

Steps:

  • Press the raspberries and freeze the juice.
  • Add pectic enzyme to the fermenter.
  • Press and strain the apples into the fermenter.
  • Seal with airlock and ferment using Lallemand CBC-1 Yeast for 2-3 weeks or until the hard cider is dry.
  • Rack the hard cider and age for 4 weeks.
  • Thaw the raspberry juice and add it to the aged hard cider.
  • Immediately filter the hard cider with the raspberry juice using a “sterile” 0.5 micron filter. You want the cider to be clear and remove the yeast. (I don’t use sulfites so this helps prevent fermentation starting again.)
  • Force carbonate the cider to 2.75 volumes of CO2.
  • Package, chill, and serve.

Rock’n Raspberry hard cider recipe will make a red-hued hard cider that is acid-forward with high carbonation. It will have a strong raspberry aroma that’s pairs well with salads and broth based soups. I also enjoy it as a refreshing hard cider after yard work or while sitting in the shade on a warm summer day.

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