How to make your own ‘Turbo Cider’
A studentbeans.com reader got in touch to tell us how he makes his favourite tipple - why not give it a go...
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However when our lovely readers come to us with their own suggestions we’re more than happy to pass on their advice to the rest of you, and even happier to credit them for it.
When we told you how to make your own cider a few weeks ago we got a message on Facebook from one such reader who suggested that our method was a little complicated, and that it was much simpler to make ‘Turbo Cider’.
After doing some research, we agree. So thanks to Gary Harris we bring you our quick and easy recipe for Turbo Cider.
What you will need:
5 litre plastic bottle - ideally one like this.
4.5 litres of pure apple juice (better juice = better cider)
Packet of wine or cider yeast
Dextrose (according to Gary you can get two packs for £2 from superdrug)
Pour half of the juice into the bottle.
Add some of the dextrose along with some more juice and shake well. Repeat this a few times, being careful not to add too much dextrose at once, until all the dextrose is in the bottle. Try and leave some juice left over.
Pour the packet of yeast into the bottle, using what juice you have left to wash it down in case any of the yeast sticks to the bottle. You may need to wait a few minutes before adding the last of the juice as it will probably have foamed up from all the shaking and pouring. Put the stopper on the end of the bottle.
According to Turbo Cider experts the cider should become cloudy in a couple of days and remain so for a few weeks. Around the fourth week it should become clear, meaning your cider is ready - though you can keep it for another month or so.
It’s a relatively crude recipe, so think scrumpy more than Magners, but the trick is to reserve judgement until your third glass - it grows on you.
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