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Old 10-16-2006, 04:19 PM   #1
Sep 2006
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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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Old 10-20-2006, 02:31 AM   #3
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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:

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Old 10-20-2006, 04:06 AM   #4
Dec 2005
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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 don't think they are mutually exclusive, do you?

72 batches so far,
48 wine, mostly Loquat, peach, plum, prickly pear
23 beers and ciders
1 sauerkraut
1 Tequila, from a prickly pear wine experiment that didn't work. I call it "Prickly Heat"

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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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