Home Brew Forums > Recipe Database > HomeBrewTalk.com Recipe Database > Cider > Honey Apflewine

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-11-2011, 10:11 PM   #1
mwc9711
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: washington
Posts: 33
Default Honey Apflewine

Recipe Type: Extract
Yeast: Premier Cuvee
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: N/A
Final Gravity: N/A
IBU: N/A
Boiling Time (Minutes): N/A
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 2 weeks @ Room temp (68-72)
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 3 weeks @ Room
Tasting Notes: Clean and very dry, but with promenant apple flavor and some floral notes

4 1/2-5Gal unfiltered cider
5lbs honey (any variety)

Get 4 1/2 gallons of cider, unfiltered and without preservatives is best, but juice or concentrate would work best. On LOW heat, warm up one gallon of the cider and dissolve 5lbs of honey, I prefer a very floral tasting variety to contrast with the fruitiness of the apple cider. Clover works well. Add to carboy or bucket, and then fill with room temp cider, or with two more gallons heated up. Again, do not boil the cider or honey. You'll still end up with hard cider in the end, but you may lose much of the aroma and flavor of the cider and honey. Pitch rehydrated yeast and let ferment.

For the racking and toping off I used a different type of cider than the one I used originally just to add some more complexity. For bottling dissolve 1/2 cup of sugar in 1 cup of apple cider or juice. This is not a recipe for people who like their cider sweet, although backsweetening is an option if you sorbate it. After two months it is enjoyable, although aging is benificial.

__________________
mwc9711 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
Min Qty of Honey for Flavor. howabouttheiris Wine Making Forum 2 02-09-2010 12:21 AM