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Old 04-17-2009, 03:01 PM   #1
Oct 2008
Cass City, MI (The Thumb)
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Has anyone tried making Edwort's Apfelwin by substituting honey for the corn sugar? How did it turn out? I'm sure someone has done this, but I couldn't find much using the search. How much honey would you need?

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Old 04-17-2009, 03:46 PM   #2
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St. Clair Shores, MI, USA, Earth, Sol System, Milky Way
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I'm trying this now. Should be ready in a few weeks. I did a 2g batch and used 2 cups of honey. I'll keep you posted.
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Old 04-17-2009, 04:11 PM   #3
Mar 2009
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I brewed something similar I guess you could say. 5 gallons juice, 4.5 pounds honey. OG was 1.072. down to .996 now using wyeast 4766 cider yeast. Tastes pretty darn good for being just over a month since it was brewed. I posted my recipe in the mead forum and was told it needs just a little more honey to consider it a cyser.

If you are looking for the same amount of alcohol as the original AW use just a little less honey than what I used.

Reason: typos while sober

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Old 04-17-2009, 04:14 PM   #4
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A couple of times...the honey takes considerably longer to ferment out and age...clearing takes longer also.

Technically, it is NOT a cyser until it contains 51% honey...from what I've read.
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:05 PM   #5
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See the recipe in the dropdown to the left (under my name).

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