New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermeneter!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > Apple Cinnamon Cider?




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-15-2008, 05:32 PM   #1
The Pale Horse
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South of Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 182
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Apple Cinnamon Cider?

So I stopped by my local grocery store and grabbed 5 gal of pasteurized apple cider. I have two packets of champagne yeast and a pound of brown sugar. I plan on boiling 2 sticks of cinnamon in a gallon of cider before adding it to the carboy to bring out the flavor. Does that make sense? or is it pointless? Then adding in a few more sticks when I rack to the secondary.

My question is, am I ready to go? Should I grab anything else before I start? I have my first cider in carboy, but used apple juice and pomegranate/cranberry juice with that one, not actual apple cider. Any comments/advice will help and will be appreciated.



__________________
And I looked, and behold, a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and hell followed with him

Primary: Belgian Golden, English Mild, Watermelon Wheat
Oak Barrel: Old Ale II
Kegged: Coconut Porter, Old English Ale (Oak Barrel)
Bottled: German Pilsner Lager


www.palehorsebrewery.com
The Pale Horse is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-15-2008, 05:38 PM   #2
6fiddyv
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cotati, CA
Posts: 134
Default

OT: But, how is the apple/cranberry going? I was thinking on doing something like that also, but I found a wonderful tasting cran-peach and thought about using that.



__________________

Last edited by 6fiddyv; 10-15-2008 at 05:39 PM. Reason: spelling...duh
6fiddyv is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-15-2008, 05:39 PM   #3
effigyoffaith
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Lafayette, IN
Posts: 118
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I wouldn't boil the cider it'll give a cooked flavor not the fresh apple flavor. I just throw the cinnamon in the fermentor.

__________________
Planning:Choke cherry wine, brown ale.
Fermenting:
Bulk Aging: Oud bruin with elderberries, Brett Saison, ordinary bitter.
Bottled: Oud Bruin, cider, black raspberry mead, Elderberry wine.
effigyoffaith is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-15-2008, 05:45 PM   #4
Schlenkerla
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Schlenkerla's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Decatur, Illinois
Posts: 6,287
Liked 63 Times on 52 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Dont' forget cloves, cardamom, allspice, and mace!!! Penzys has a nice blend.

See this Penzy's Spice link;

Spices at Penzeys Spices Mulling Spices

__________________
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. - Dale Carnegie

BS Nano-Brewery

Primary: SNPA Clone, Apfelwein
2ndary: Empty
Drinking: Dead Ringer IPA, Ma Duece (50 caliber) - Malt Liquor, Cranberry Wheat
Next: Cali-Common, American Amber, Smoked to Helles

|Myeast 50327|Easy Hop Oast|Smoked Homebrew|
Schlenkerla is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-15-2008, 05:51 PM   #5
The Pale Horse
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South of Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 182
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 6fiddyv View Post
OT: But, how is the apple/cranberry going? I was thinking on doing something like that also, but I found a wonderful tasting cran-peach and thought about using that.
It tasted amazing preferment, after I sprinkled the yeast on top it took no time to get going. I made it about a week and a half ago, and it is still going pretty strong. Like most people have said on here, the smell is pretty nasty but I am hoping the end product is worth it.
__________________
And I looked, and behold, a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and hell followed with him

Primary: Belgian Golden, English Mild, Watermelon Wheat
Oak Barrel: Old Ale II
Kegged: Coconut Porter, Old English Ale (Oak Barrel)
Bottled: German Pilsner Lager


www.palehorsebrewery.com
The Pale Horse is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-15-2008, 05:53 PM   #6
The Pale Horse
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South of Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 182
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by effigyoffaith View Post
I wouldn't boil the cider it'll give a cooked flavor not the fresh apple flavor. I just throw the cinnamon in the fermentor.
Thanks, I won't boil it then, I'll just throw some sticks in the primary and more in the secondary.
__________________
And I looked, and behold, a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and hell followed with him

Primary: Belgian Golden, English Mild, Watermelon Wheat
Oak Barrel: Old Ale II
Kegged: Coconut Porter, Old English Ale (Oak Barrel)
Bottled: German Pilsner Lager


www.palehorsebrewery.com
The Pale Horse is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-15-2008, 05:55 PM   #7
The Pale Horse
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South of Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 182
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Schlenkerla View Post
Dont' forget cloves, cardamom, allspice, and mace!!! Penzys has a nice blend.

See this Penzy's Spice link;

Spices at Penzeys Spices Mulling Spices
I don't know if I can wait for that to ship!!! I get impatient once I have the ingredients lol, but I do have quite a few spices since I am planning on a maple pumpkin beer.
__________________
And I looked, and behold, a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and hell followed with him

Primary: Belgian Golden, English Mild, Watermelon Wheat
Oak Barrel: Old Ale II
Kegged: Coconut Porter, Old English Ale (Oak Barrel)
Bottled: German Pilsner Lager


www.palehorsebrewery.com
The Pale Horse is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-15-2008, 11:21 PM   #8
Crisco87
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Burlington, WA
Posts: 57
Default

I am doing something like this. I am adding two cinnamon sticks and one whole vanilla bean as well as a few allspice berries with a little bit of ground cloves and nutmeg. Should taste DELICIO- SO!

__________________
Crisco87 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-17-2008, 02:49 PM   #9
BigStone777
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Henan Province, China
Posts: 66
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Pale Horse View Post
Thanks, I won't boil it then, I'll just throw some sticks in the primary and more in the secondary.
Something you can do... boil the cinnamon sticks in water. Use an inch or so of water in a sauce pan, start it boiling, add the sticks, and let it boil hard for several minutes. You can add a little more water if it gets low too quickly...
This will pull out a lot of the cinnamon flavor, and you can just add all of it, sticks, water, and all... Not only does this pull out more cinnamon flavor, but it was boiled, and therefore less likely to carry bacteria into your fermenter...
Just a thought...


__________________
Support Medicinal Mead
Another reason not to boil honey when making mead: Honey which comes from local bees carries pollen and pathogens relevant to your area. Consuming these natural medicines will boost your resistance to local pollens and other allergens. Boiling destroys them.
If all else fails, just drink more mead anyway...
BigStone777 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cider with Apple/Crab Apple Mix? CBRent Cider Forum 9 03-02-2011 07:02 PM
Adding Cinnamon to a Cider cyfan964 Cider Forum 16 12-09-2009 04:13 PM
Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Cider jay415 Cider Forum 3 01-01-2009 04:09 AM
Apple Juice vs. Apple Cider DontDrinkAndDrum Cider Forum 5 11-16-2007 02:10 AM
apple cinnamon mead magno Mead Forum 6 10-13-2006 12:44 PM