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Benjibbad 05-29-2009 12:05 AM

snake bites
 
I read the previous post about black and tan pairings and it got me thinking about snake bites. I already have the plans for the apfelwine I was thinking of maybe mixing it with a blue moon clone or similar wheat. Thoughts?

captianoats 05-29-2009 12:46 AM

I'm assuming a snake bite is a wheat/cider blend? If so it sounds good.

HillbillyDeluxe 05-29-2009 12:51 AM

A snakebite is 50% strongbow and 50% guines draft. No exeptions in my opinion.

Benjibbad 05-29-2009 01:46 AM

Another good combo is strong bow and harps or boddingtons. never tried the guiness though.

Casey27 05-29-2009 02:47 AM

I always thought it was lager and cider. Just checked wikipedia and whoever wrote the entry thought so too. Never tried it but I've heard it ordered a few times.

JeepDiver 05-29-2009 01:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Casey27 (Post 1351235)
I always thought it was lager and cider. Just checked wikipedia and whoever wrote the entry thought so too. Never tried it but I've heard it ordered a few times.

I've always had it as cider and Guinness.

carl spakler 05-29-2009 01:51 PM

I went to a bar once and ordered a snakebite three times...got three different drinks, one of which was a shot!

If I want Guinness and cider I ask for it by ingredient. Black Velvet is what another bar called this drink.

phatuna 05-29-2009 02:51 PM

Mixing anything w/ Guinness is sacrelige

TrojanMan 05-29-2009 02:56 PM

A snakebite is European light lager and apple cider. Fairly popular West Coast drink.


IMHO, EdWort's Apfelwein recipe is too dry for a proper snakebite. It's great by itself, but I think you really want a sweeter cider to counteract the crisp hit of a Euro lager (think Harp, Stella, etc.)

If you were using something sweeter, as most extract homebrews seem to be, then the Apfelwein might work better. Of course, there's really only one way to find out...


EDIT: As a side note, I've been making my cider with Nottingham ale yeast and using honey instead of dextrose to boost it. I use the Costco Kirkland juice and the whole shebang costs about $20 for the batch. It finishes a little sweeter and with more of the wet fruit up front with some complexity from the honey thrown in for good measure. I also add about two Tbsp of yeast nutrient and I find that I can have a batch kegged and drinking within 6-8 weeks.

If you're looking for a sweeter, fruitier alternative, just try switching up your yeast.

Laughing_Gnome_Invisible 05-29-2009 03:07 PM

You all stop the bickering! A snake bite is Guinness and cider (Strongbow style)

Case closed. ;)


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