I have a new carboy with 5 gallons of apflewein going and I was wondering if people would like to share what they have added to change the flavor of their apflewein and how they did it and how it came out. I have been playing with the idea of a little bit of oak and berries.
I've added pumkin spice, cinnamon, and cloves. If you really want to experiment, I suggest making a regular batch of AW, then pulling a liter or so off and adding from there. My batch went awry, and now I have 5 gallons of AW even I can't drink...
My batch that is about to be bottled tomorrow had the dextrose substituted with 2 lbs. of brown sugar and also had cinnamon, cloves, and allspice added. It'll be backsweetened at bottling time with 1 lb. of lactose.
I'll let you know how it is in about a week.
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