Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Juice & Beer?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-16-2007, 11:06 AM   #1
juglar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 6
Default Juice & Beer?

Hey all, this may be a ridiculous question, but.....

Have any of you ever brewed a beer/cider hybrid? I was joking with my girl that it would be awesome to have an Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Stout with breakfast and she asked me if I could do that and I wasn't sure if it would come out right. I'm seriously thinking about giving it a shot and was wondering if there was any glaringly obvious reason not to.

__________________
juglar is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-16-2007, 01:58 PM   #2
pjj2ba
Look under the recliner
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
pjj2ba's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: State College, Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,427
Liked 193 Times on 159 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

I thought about that this fall with all of the fresh cider around. Why don't you pour a black and tan with some stout and some hard cider and give us a report!

I bet that the gravity of the cider would be too low to pour properly though.

__________________
pjj2ba is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-16-2007, 02:08 PM   #3
Beerrific
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Beerrific's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Georgia
Posts: 5,600
Liked 45 Times on 37 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

I think the only thing I would worry about is that you would probably loose all the apple flavor. A good amount of that flavor ferments away and a roasty beer would undoubtedly hide the apple. You would probably be left with a slightly cidery flavor which is usually a flaw in beer and a lot of people don't like it, but if you are expecting it then it might be OK.

Now, if you mixed the a pouring that might be a different story...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snakebite_(beer_cocktail)

__________________
Beerrific is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-16-2007, 02:55 PM   #4
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,651
Liked 133 Times on 126 Posts

Default

I'd try mixing first. Try different ratios of cider to stout. Better a couple of pints down the drain than a whole batch.

__________________

Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-16-2007, 10:45 PM   #5
joshpooh
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 330
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I forget what it was called, but I remember having a drink that was Guinness and Cider together at some bar when the Guinness Girls were there. It wasn't bad for a change, but nothing i would drink on a regular basis.

__________________
joshpooh is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-17-2007, 01:30 AM   #6
Iordz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 959
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default

There are two mixed drinks that feature beer and cider: Black & Gold (half Guinness half cider) and Snakebite (half lager half cider).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_and_Tan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snakebite_%28beer_cocktail%29

__________________
Iordz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-17-2007, 02:09 AM   #7
denimglen
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 438
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Someone on here must have brewed (not mixed) a Black and Gold or a Snakebite.

__________________
denimglen is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-18-2007, 11:49 PM   #8
avidhomebrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 2,552
Liked 23 Times on 22 Posts

Default

I've used fruit juice and whole fruit in beer already. Although I haven't tried what you suggest (do it-it sounds great!!!), I would make the stout with cinnamon, then ferment it and add the apple juice/whole fruit in the secondary. Then you will retain most of the fruit characteristics and they won't ferment away. That is how I make my fruit beers. If using whole fruit, I will rinse it off to get any visible gunk off and macerate it, then dump it in. I have also used kriek (cherry juice) to make a cherry wheat, but the $20 for the can was kinda steep.

__________________
avidhomebrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-22-2008, 05:29 PM   #9
OdinsBrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Oakland, California
Posts: 71
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

... I'll be finding out the hard way!
I just made my first batch of beer. Still in primary after 2 weeks. Started with an extract stout kit recipe and I added 2lbs corn sugar to bump up the abv. I added 2 quarts of 100% apple juice with the wort going into primary, for a 5 gallon batch. The original idea (which is now but a distant wish) was for an apple, vanilla, bourbon, stout. It didn't dawn on me that the apple juice would, basically, turn into cider. I still may add some flavors to it and go into a secondary. Maybe I can add some apples and cinnamon and a little vanilla after fermentation and end up with something tastey.

__________________
OdinsBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-22-2008, 06:49 PM   #10
mrfocus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 582
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Why not try something like a more beer-y braggot?

__________________
MOD EDIT: Sig only takes up 6 lines now. Fermenting: Apple cider x 2, Doppelbock, Red, Oatmeal Stout, West Coast IPA x 2
Bottle conditioning: RIS
Keg conditioning: La Fin du Monde clone
On tap: Maudite clone, Double Munchen, Oktoberfeast, Oktoberfest Pilsner
Planning: Brewed in 2011: 22 (2010: 15, 2009: 29, 2008: 21, 2007: 1)
Wine made in 2010: 6 kits (2009: 19, 2008: 30)
mrfocus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beer and Orange Juice Erbium:YAG Commercial Brew Discussion 22 02-07-2010 05:02 PM
Fruit Juice Beer winstonofbeer Recipes/Ingredients 3 08-24-2009 07:17 PM
Fruit Juice Beer winstonofbeer All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 6 08-24-2009 04:54 AM
Orange Juice in wheat beer? kingoslo Recipes/Ingredients 7 02-12-2009 05:45 PM
Frozen grape juice n 100% blueberry juice? Help? fairlady Wine Making Forum 0 10-10-2007 04:14 AM