So I’m getting cider going in a couple weeks. Getting 6 gallons from my LHBS, and planning on splitting it up for secondary to do something interesting.
I did a batch last year, I ran 5 gallons straight, and have 1 gallon in with sour bug blend for the past year. Its getting there, but not quite what I want.
What I’m planning on this year is to dissolve a pound or so of dark brown sugar in there before pitching the yeast.
I do have the yeast - English Cider Blend so I’m not worrying about that.
What I’m planning is to split it in half after primary, I am getting some oak chips into bourbon for half of it. I’m still thinking about what to do interesting with the other half. I had an idea with vanilla beans and or cinnamon sticks, but I’m not sure. Does anyone have any suggestions?