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sAvAgE 09-17-2008 12:51 AM

I come to you with great success :) Apfelmead
 
Special thanks to Edwort on the original Apfelwein recipe. I decided to try something a little different and it worked! I wanted something with a little body and lots of punch It is not a beer its not a wine and not a mead. it is a little of everything actually.


Storyline:

Feb 23 2008

I got a line on some farm honey (dont know what kind really) but it was unpasterized the honey was 1 gallons worth

I also found clear applejuice from a dollar store (Great stuff) ingredeients: Apple Juice:


I bought Mead yeast Number It was a Sweet Mead yeast and an Active one I will get the name later

I also had some Honey Malt laying around so decided to throw it in


Recipe:

Start with 4 quarts of water:

350 Grams of Honey Malt

Let steep for 45 minutes

Add the one gallon of honey Mix well

Pour into primary , add one pitcher of Ice to cool Stir well
Add 16 liters of Apple juice

Pitch yeast at 72 F Let sit and ferment for about 3 months OG was at 1080

Rack to Carboy let sit for 2 months
Second Rack add 5 cinnamon sticks let sit for 3 months

August 31 08 Bottle add Priming sugar and let sit till christmas

I have had one and the taste is very good

Just thought I would share

z987k 09-17-2008 04:00 AM

kind of a cyser+braggot.

BigKahuna 09-17-2008 04:00 AM

what is that?
Braggot? Not really
Cider? No
Cyser? No
Mead....Definitely not.
Beer? Absolutely NOT.


MMMM
Sounds ok to me.

movement 09-17-2008 04:17 AM

so its like a carbonated mead that is also technically a malt beverage.
what ever it is it sounds really good!

sAvAgE 09-17-2008 04:38 AM

I have pics here they are
 
pics a comin

still very young... but tastes pretty good


http://members.shaw.ca/rob.savage/mead1.jpg

http://members.shaw.ca/rob.savage/mead2.jpg

there it is


I will post pics month by month for ageing qualities in the beverage. this is expermental! but I am liking the results.

Jaybird 09-17-2008 04:53 AM

Oh... I like it!!!!!!!!!! (send me a bottle) :D PLEEEESE Ill pay shipping
JJ

EvilTOJ 09-17-2008 08:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by z987k (Post 854326)
kind of a cyser+braggot.

No no, it's a braggot+cyser. To shorten it down, call it a bra-cyser! It also sounds pretty frickin tasty to me!

Bobby_M 09-17-2008 12:49 PM

IMHO, it's closer to a cyser than anything else. I don't think steeping some honey malt makes it a braggot. Now, if it was minimashed along with a pound of 2-row? Ok.

BuffaloSabresBrewer 09-17-2008 01:10 PM

Now that sounds like a sweet experiment.

sAvAgE 09-17-2008 01:38 PM

Yeast type
 
WLP720 Sweet Mead/Wine Yeast:
A wine yeast strain that is less attenuative than WLP715, leaving some residual sweetness. Slightly fruity and will tolerate alcohol concentrations up to 15%. A good choice for sweet mead and cider, as well as Blush wines, Gewürztraminer, Sauternes, Riesling.
Alcohol Tolerance: 15%
Attenuation: <75%
Flocculation: Low
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 70-75°F


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