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“My mother's a descendent of Germans from Russia; the community makes a killer 'home brew'. This is a version made by our family friend, Terry Schutz, that is simple, easy, and delicious (and very potent; be careful!). Posting it here so I never lose it again!”
2hrs 20mins
3 liters

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 gallon apple juice
  • 12 gallon apple cider
  • 14 cup brown sugar (or to taste)
  • 750 ml Everclear alcohol (or to taste)


  1. Heat the apple juice and apple cider together with the brown sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Add Everclear; sample to ensure it is not too strong for your tastes.
  2. I have trouble getting these ingredients so I use 3 liters of apple juice and boil it and the sugar with a few cinnamon sticks, some cloves, and a small chunk of ginger. When it starts to smell like cider, remove from heat, then mix 1/2 liter of Everclear. Pour the mixture into bottles, and chill. DELICIOUS!

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