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Old 02-26-2010, 03:09 PM   #1
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Just made a batch of cider wine. Augmented with 40/60 honey/cane sugar. It turned out quite good and has definite mead-like finish. By taste, one would think it is a cyser. So what is it exactly? What ratios areneeded for a cyser? I've always considered cyser to be cider/honey only, or at least the honey should be the primary fermentable sugar at a ratio of 1lb to a gallon of cider. This batch is 2lbs per 5 gallons.

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Old 02-26-2010, 03:23 PM   #2
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Correct, a cyser is apple juice and honey, no cane sugar. Call it an apple wine and if people notice the mead-like finish, tell them it has some honey in it.


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I always went with the idea that if around half or more of the character comes from honey, it's enough on the mead side to be called a variety of mead, ie. melomel, cyser, braggot etc.
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Thanks. I think I will call it a cyser due to the profound mead character. Next time no cane sugar and I will compare.
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