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SafariBob 06-19-2011 04:03 PM

Pumpkin Cyser
 
I love pumpkin meads! I am getting ready to remake a batch of pumpkin cyser:

Primary
12 lb clover honey
3 gal apple cider
1 can (15 oz) Libby's Pumpkin
2 lb brown sugar
2.5 tsp pectin enzyme
5 tsp yeast nutrient
water to 5 gal
EC-1118 (hydrated)

Secondary
3 cinnamon sticks (crushed)
1 vanilla bean

OG: 1.151; FG: 1.010

AWKBrewing13 06-20-2011 11:11 PM

This sounds Amazing... Im very new to brewing. This takes nearly 8-9 months? wow.
How do you mix everything together? What was your primary vessel?


Could you use Molasses? would that still be a mead?

SafariBob 06-21-2011 02:35 AM

Hello!

You could use some molasses in the mix but you would want honey in there for it to be mead. I fermented in a glass 5 gal carboy and I just mixed the ingredients and tossed her in the carboy. I did heat the honey to soften and I added the yeast last.

AWKBrewing13 06-21-2011 01:12 PM

i have never had a mead before. I live in MI and im not sure where to buy some so I could try it. This definately sounds like something I wuold want to try. I love pumpkin ales.

What exactly is mead like? a wine? an extremely strong beer? is it carbonated?

SafariBob 06-21-2011 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AWKBrewing13 (Post 3022671)

What exactly is mead like? a wine? an extremely strong beer? is it carbonated?

Mead is like, well mead. It can be similar to wine or beer (braggot) and it can be either still or sparkling. I have a root beer mead that is wonderful sparkling.

AWKBrewing13 06-21-2011 07:58 PM

i did the math on this as far as how the kits tell me in their instructions to figure ABV.

This is 18.5% is that right?

So how would you describe this particular mead?

SafariBob 06-22-2011 06:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AWKBrewing13 (Post 3024056)
i did the math on this as far as how the kits tell me in their instructions to figure ABV.

This is 18.5% is that right?

So how would you describe this particular mead?

That is the ABV I got. I am not sure how you mean describe.. do you mean classification? If so, it is a cyser with pumpkin and spices. If you mean via taste then it is semi-sweet with prominent apple flavors and subtle pumpkin and cinnamon. Granted, I am terrible at trying to describe flavors. :)

AWKBrewing13 06-22-2011 07:54 PM

what kind of cider do you use? a lot of people in the cider forums use Motts or Tree Top apple juice.

Do you use the store bought or fresh from a mill?

SafariBob 07-07-2011 03:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AWKBrewing13 (Post 3027816)
what kind of cider do you use? a lot of people in the cider forums use Motts or Tree Top apple juice.

Do you use the store bought or fresh from a mill?

Doh! I didn't notice your question. Sorry!

I use store-bought ciders that are on sale (as long as they don't have any preservatives). I have used Motts but I don't remember if it was for this recipe or not.

SD-SLIM 07-07-2011 07:11 PM

SafariBob...could you post some pictures, I am curious of the color?

AWKBrewing13...you can purchase mead at the larger liquor stores that have a wide selection of wine....flavor is similar to wine, but it has distinct flavors that you cant find in a wine!


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