I'm going to try make some turbo cider. I found this recipe on boards posted by Khannie
Recipe: Cloudy apple juice turbo cider
A few people have PM'd me for this, so here's the standard cloudy apple juice turbo cider that I make. Recipe stolen from elsewhere. Input also from BeerNut (thanks).
Lots of lidl or aldi cloudy apple juice (pic of the lidl one).
Some raisins - sunmaid are best as they have no added oil. Not too many. Even a small amount can raise the OG considerably.
Tea bags - I use 1 tea bag per 7-8L of apple juice.
1 sachet yeast.
Pour all the juice into your fermenting bucket. It helps speed things up considerably if you pierce a hole with a sanitised knife diagonally opposite the pouring hole.
Simmer the tea bags until you have real tar. Don't use too much water here. It'll water down your cider.
Add the raisins to the boil mix a few minutes before you're finished boiling.
Remove the tea bags.
I use a blending wand to make a mess out of the raisins at this point to expose the sugars to the yeast. I'm not overly aggressive. Just enough to make chunks of raisin.
Dump the tea and raisin mix into your apple juice.
Sprinkle yeast on top.
Wait about 2 weeks.
Just to be sure I am reading this correctly the following steps should be performed;
- Pour all the juice into the ferm. bin (23 litres - I have a 33l bin)
- do the boiling/simmering tea bags & raisin step and then put in ferm bin. I think I will go for 3 teabags and a little under a cup of raisins for my attempt.
- Put the yeast in on top. Question - how much yeast? (I bought some cider yeast when buying my kit - suitable for 5gallons (22.7litres) so I think I'll just throw the lot in.
- Leave the mixture in the bin fermenting until I get a bubble every couple of minutes (taken from the "Homebrew Beer Howto" sticky). Should take about too weeks according to many posts on the internet.
- Next step I prime the bottles. Which is best? A teaspoon of sugar per bottle (500ml) or some good quality apple juice? Not sure what to do here.
- After bottles primed & filled, I leave it at least 4 weeks, then the drinking may begin.