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.
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
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
kind of a cyser+braggot.
what is that?
Braggot? Not really
Beer? Absolutely NOT.
Sounds ok to me.
so its like a carbonated mead that is also technically a malt beverage.
what ever it is it sounds really good!
I have pics here they are
Oh... I like it!!!!!!!!!! (send me a bottle) :D PLEEEESE Ill pay shipping
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.
Now that sounds like a sweet experiment.
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%
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 70-75°F
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