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Old 09-06-2013, 07:41 PM   #1
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So since we're heading into apple season I thought it would be fun to experiment with an apple pie recipe. It's done with pumpkin so why not apples? I want it to be the same idea as the pumpkin where the spices are more dominant than the actual fruit flavor. I was thinking of baking the apples first with cinnamon and brown sugar and other spices first then adding it to the mash and adding spices to the boil. I know ill have to use pectin enzyme but does anyone have any better suggestions?

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Old 09-06-2013, 08:12 PM   #2
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Sounds interesting. Might be a good one for a American wheat. I might even give it a try too. Gonna do some research and see what I can find out.

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I brew with apples every year, you won't need pectin if you have access to a lagering fridge and a little bit of time (1-2 months to clear). Depending on what kind of an apple/spice profile you are looking for, I would recommend adding the apples to secondary if you are looking for a cidery taste to complement or at the very very end of fermentation (bottling/kegging addition or tertiary fermentation) if you want the apple to dominate. They are great in almost every style, just play around a bit.

Right now I'm working on my annual Apple Honey Pale Ale for Christmas, but I want to make an Apple Porter later this year.

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I don't want the apple flavor to be really strong and over powering but I do want it to be present. I'm afraid if I put them in secondary it will be very fruity. Will I lose the flavor all together if I mash it?

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I don't want the apple flavor to be really strong and over powering but I do want it to be present. I'm afraid if I put them in secondary it will be very fruity. Will I lose the flavor all together if I mash it?
There won't be a problem adding to the mash, but you might research apple varieties (cider making) and how to balance the flavor to what you want out of the beer.
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We do an Apple Pie ale every winter. A simple light ale recipe with apple cider and apple pie spices. It's a big hit.

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We do an Apple Pie ale every winter. A simple light ale recipe with apple cider and apple pie spices. It's a big hit.
You mind spillin the beans on the recipe?
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Just googled and found a Roasted Apple Barleywine, sounds incredible.

If your beer turns out well, please share the recipe!

A Snakebite pre-made?!

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I'm going to go for it. Probably wont get around to it till next week though since I'm brewing up an imperial pumpkin pie ale this week

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