Spike Brewing Giveaway - New v3 Kettle

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Mead Forum > Rhubarb Cyser Question
Thread Tools
Old 06-25-2010, 06:15 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: New Jesey
Posts: 40
Default Rhubarb Cyser Question

Has anyone made a rhubarb cyser? If so I have a few questions. How much rhubarb per gallon? And how to add the rhubarb to the cider? Should it be boiled and mashed or just mashed? Also if I am using fresh rhubarb should I add campden to the mix? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I have never added fruit/vegetable into the mix so I need general advice on adding and sanitation. I have only been making ciders, but my CSA has a bunch of rhubarb and I want to give this a try.

lthursdayl is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2010, 08:06 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Mountain View, CA
Posts: 191
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1


I haven't made a cyser, but I have made a rhubarb soda; I got a good solid flavor with 2 pounds rhubarb boiled in water for ~1/2 hour, then straining out the pulp. I don't think I'd mash the rhubarb.

This will produce a thick, tart, pink, and cloudy liquid. AFAIK, there isn't any pectin in rhubarb so I'm not sure if it's possible to clarify if you want a clear cyser. I'd add that whenever you plan to add the fruit. My preference for adding fruit is to add it after primary fermentation has finished.

If you want to see my soda recipe check here:
caphector is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2010, 09:45 AM   #3
gratus fermentatio
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
gratus fermentatio's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Montana
Posts: 11,703
Liked 2308 Times on 1278 Posts
Likes Given: 5986


Here's some info you might find useful: http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/reques34.asp
It's for a rhubarb wine, but some of the info there should help. Regards, GF.
gratus fermentatio is online now
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rhubarb question Goat_Nutz Wine Making Forum 11 06-18-2010 05:22 PM
Rhubarb Mead - how much rhubarb? Mathematics Mead Forum 3 06-08-2010 05:31 AM
Cyser Question... cliffordsimmons Mead Forum 0 08-06-2009 03:56 AM
Cyser Question Jabic Mead Forum 11 11-05-2008 03:28 AM
Cyser Question Cheesefood Cider Forum 1 07-04-2006 03:55 AM

Forum Jump