Kevin Hutson

Ruby/JRuby tinkerer. Eberly's Army. Disc golf dabbler

Rubus Primus

A new cider is born! After 12 days in the fermenter, I transferred it to the carboy for clarification. I should be able to bottle this next weekend at the earliest. I’ve brewed cider 2 or 3 times in the past. This is the first time I haven’t used a kit. This recipe is anything but complex. The expectation is it be less dry than other homebrewed ciders. Instead of champagne yeast, I used an ale yeast. Since I tossed in some raspberry flavoring, we should soon be enjoying something resembling a raspberry flavored Strongbow.

Here’s the recipe, tracked in a gist.


  • 4 Gallons Tree Top, liquid


  • 1 lb cane sugar dissolved in water


  • 2 fl oz Raspberry flavoring


  • 1318 London Ale III (wyeast)