Originally Posted by candlejack
I was just curious if anyone has tried adding fruits such as strawberries, cherries, blueberries etc to edwort's apfelwein recipe?
If I was to try it, do you think I should add fruit to the primary or secondary? or both?
I have only put in finely grated ginger root, finely grated lemon peel from half a lemon (just the yellow outer skin with almost no white) and the strained juice from two medium lemons. I also threw in a cinnamon stick and about 10 cloves. I loved it right until it turned into vinegar on the 7th day but there wasn't much left at that point anyway.
Oh, I used Lalvin 71B-1122 and added two frozen apple concentrates to the mix. I am going to make this one again in a few weeks once I get 5 gallons of unpasteurized apple cider.
I racked at 4 weeks because that is what it seems people do when they put fruit in the primary