Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > apple pumpkin cider?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-09-2009, 12:25 AM   #1
scottpdx13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: portland
Posts: 2
Default apple pumpkin cider?

I had an idea earlier. Since spiced apple cider and pumpkin pie use the same spices could you make a hard apple cider with a slight pumpkin flavor. I've been adding cinnamon sticks, cloves and ginger powder to my batches of apple cider for a while. Maybe add a little pumkin extract when I bottle. I was just wondering if any one has done anything like this before. I think it might be tasty on a cold winter day. Thanks.

__________________
scottpdx13 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-25-2009, 06:46 AM   #2
nickmpower
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 118
Default

i am interested in this as well

__________________
nickmpower is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-25-2009, 01:11 PM   #3
jcobbs
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Alabama
Posts: 469
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Sounds delicious--I'm getting ready to make a holiday cider. Where do you find pumpkin extract?

__________________
Hickory Glynn Winery & Brewery
jcobbs is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-25-2009, 03:52 PM   #4
Emerald
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 237
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts

Default Pumpkin/squash and apple

Wow, it must be that this season brings out the Pumpkin in everyone as the hubby and I were discussing making a pumpkin/apple wine! I was thinking that the little squash called "Sweet Dumpling" would be good too along with a pie pumpkin- But I was thinking more along the lines of making the "must" (total of about 3 1/2 gallons)with the squash, pumpkin and cinnamon sticks, a couple of cloves, some honey (or brown sugar)and letting that ferment for about a week in a ferment bucket and then racking it off the pulps into the 5 gallon carboy, then filling the other 2 gallons worth with either apple juice or apple cider(If I can find one around here that isn't full of perservatives! ) and letting it finish up.
I do know that you have to add Pectic acid(?) to help with the clearing, but does anyone know whether or not to cook the pumpkin/squash to bring out the sugar? Maybe even oven roasting it to bring up the caramelized flavor? or should it just be done with the raw grated pumpkin/squash?
And instead of adding yeast nutrient, maybe adding a nice box of raisins?
So many questions for a newb to brewing.
__________________
Emerald is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-27-2009, 06:19 PM   #5
gnomepants
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: columbus indiana
Posts: 14
Default

So I just started 5 gallons of this today- here's what I did-
Roast on pumpkin about 20lb when mushy remove skin, smoosh up.
add 1 #10 can libby pumpkin (canned pumpkin is aged for 1 year to give it that gorgeous orange color and depth of flavor which fresh cannot match)
2 gallons uv past. local cider
2 cans apple juice concentrate
4 lbs brown sugar
2 tblspn pumpkin pie spice
1 packet safale 4

this was all stuff on hand so we'll see how it turns out!

__________________
gnomepants is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-27-2009, 08:30 PM   #6
FireNightFly
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 741
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Lets us know how it goes, Im interested in this as well.

__________________
Variety is the spice of life.
FireNightFly is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-27-2009, 08:35 PM   #7
gnomepants
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: columbus indiana
Posts: 14
Default

i hope it will be delicious but it could go either way

__________________
gnomepants is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-16-2010, 10:52 PM   #8
acidbath
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: wheaton, il
Posts: 11
Default

Sorry for the thread resurrection, but I'm wondering if this worked?

I recently watched the YouTube video Summit Brewing posted on brewing their new Imperial Pumpkin Stout, and they said they would toss pumpkin into the mix and yeast would eat the pieces in their entirety. My question now is, will this work in cider? If that's the way it goes, I'm sure it would, but I'm more curious if it'll end up tasting any good.

Any input?

__________________
acidbath is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-18-2010, 12:40 AM   #9
acidbath
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: wheaton, il
Posts: 11
Default

No bites on this, huh? I'm going to give it a shot and revive this thread one last time in a few weeks.

__________________
acidbath is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-04-2011, 04:10 PM   #10
governorkc
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 55
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

gnomepants how did this end up?

__________________
governorkc is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Apple juice vs apple cider... gratus fermentatio Cider Forum 35 01-18-2014 01:09 AM
Apple Juice? or Apple Cider? jjmeldrum Cider Forum 12 12-06-2011 08:03 PM
Cider with Apple/Crab Apple Mix? CBRent Cider Forum 9 03-02-2011 07:02 PM
Holiday Spiced Apple or Pumpkin Ale Suggestions permo Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 09-19-2009 04:10 AM
Apple Juice vs. Apple Cider DontDrinkAndDrum Cider Forum 5 11-16-2007 02:10 AM