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Old 01-11-2012, 01:35 AM   #31
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I just started some of this, and I must say I am excited. I added a touch of maple syrup and brown sugar (1cup of both) but Im not really sure if the syrup will shine through. SWMBO was eating waffles, and it seemed like a natural fit.

I havent really worked with honey before, so this is my question, after burning the honey and it cools, should a majority of it go from the frothy state back down, or are we aiming for all of it in the frothy state? What I ended up doing was burning the honey several times, skimming the golden frothy part off and adding it. It seemed to retain much of the burned honey smell, which I really hope shines through.

Oh, and mine took off quite fast, I actually had to use a blow off tube for the first time. I hydrated my yeast (Nottingham) about 6pm, pitched it with a tablespoon of yeast nutrient and a table spoon of energizer into two gallons of juice and the pear, put an airlock on it while I did the honey, added the honey about 945pm and went to bed. About 2am I hear the dogs getting into something, and go out to find them licking the carboy with it feverishly forcing its way out of the airlock. I have NEVER had one of my ciders take off that quickly, much less require a blow off tube.

All in all, I think this is going to be a regular thing, even if it is just an excuse to burn honey. Dear god that smelled delicious!

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Old 02-04-2012, 12:40 PM   #32
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Just made this last night and added more pears to the recipe. Big mistake that was, come back a few ours later and the pear was coming out the top. My question is at the beggining of fermintation it looks like the pear pulp rises to the top, does this happen with everyone elses and will it eventually settle back down or should I stir it a bit.

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Old 03-07-2012, 01:26 AM   #33
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Wow, sounds great. Just went to the grocery store and got all the ingredients.

Here is my question to anybody who has done this...how much vanilla does it take per gallon?

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Old 05-10-2012, 12:48 PM   #34
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I bolted some up today it looks great!

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Old 10-09-2012, 01:03 PM   #35
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Just curious as to the amount of vanilla that should be used if going with the extract method. Has anyone used it with the recipe? I will be ready to bottle this weekend and need to know soonish.

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Old 11-04-2012, 01:25 AM   #36
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Quick question, did you do anything to the vanilla pod? Slice it open?

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Old 11-29-2012, 07:16 PM   #37
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I have had good luck adding the burnt/reduced honey once the primary settles down. That gets the yeast going again. Of course, it makes it harder to figure out the "equivelant" OG. But I've had great results and SWMBO and friends love it. I have not tried adding vanilla but will do so soon.

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Old 12-28-2013, 09:34 PM   #38
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This looks great!! Think it's time to try making cider

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