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Old 10-16-2006, 04:19 PM   #1
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I am a novic extract brewer and I have a gallon of freshly pressed apple cider. I'm not really interested in making a hard cider, but would really like to add it to a beer. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for a recipe and might know how and when to add the cider. Thanks in advance.

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Old 10-20-2006, 01:20 AM   #2
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I moved this thread to the cider Making Discussion for you. Hopefully you will get more feedback here.

EDIT: By the way, welcome to the forum! I'm sure you will find lots of helpful information here.

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Well, I've mixed cider with various ales & none of the combinations were drinkable. But, the only considerations are: don't boil the cider (that sets the pectin AND gives you a burnt apple flavor) & treat it with campden 48 hours before adding it to the primary.

There's this recipe: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~pwp/tofi/bmdl...pple_beer.html

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Old 10-20-2006, 04:06 AM   #4
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I'm trying a "Malty Cider", if you scroll down a ways you'll find a thread.

I sampled some yeasterday, after 5 days in the primary. Not much appl-y, plenty fruity (berries). Still plenty of body. Time will tell.
So far, I've had more experience thinking than I've had brewing....you don't think they are mutually exclusive, do you?

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Old 10-20-2006, 04:25 AM   #5
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Last year Linnie's (I think) made a apple beer about this sime of year. . . from everyone I know that tried it no one was impressed.


MAYBE if you contact them they MIGHT help ya out /shrug

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