caramel apple cider - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > caramel apple cider

Thread Tools
Old 11-02-2010, 05:45 PM   #1
Oct 2009
North Carolina
Posts: 426
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts

I am looking toads some caramel malt to my cider to get a slight caramel apple flavor?
Also would like some yeast suggestions. Thanks.
Resident Minarchist

Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2010, 07:31 PM   #2
Bombo80's Avatar
Jan 2008
Maple Grove, Minnesota
Posts: 391
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

I think you should look in the recipe section, and look at Brandon O's Graff recipe. I know it's a long thread, but I tried the caramel apple recipe and wasn't impressed. It was drinkable, but not what I was looking for.
Primaries - Empty

Secondary - Several Hard Ciders, Traditional Bock

Kegged - Czech Pilsner

Bulk Aging - Brewtopia Barleywine

Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2010, 09:23 AM   #3
oldmate's Avatar
Jun 2010
Sydney, Australia
Posts: 897
Liked 20 Times on 18 Posts

Caramel Apple Cider

5 gal unpasteurized apple cider, no preservatives
1.5 gal H2O
1.0 lb crystal 120L
4 cups dextrose (1.5 lb I believe)
5 campden tablets
1 tube White Labs english cider yeast
irish moss
yeast nutrient

-Sanitize carboy, funnel, etc.
-Pour cider into carboy
-Add campden tablets, seal and leave for 24 hours
-Steep crystal malt in 1.5 gal (to compensate for boil off)
-Bring to boil, add irish moss and yeast nutrient
-Boil 20 minutes then cool
-Add wort and dextrose to carboy
-Pitch yeast
-Mix well/aerate
-Seal carboy

Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2010, 09:33 AM   #4
Oct 2010
Rochester, New York
Posts: 441
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts

I was interested in something like this as well. Has anyone tried adding caramel extract at the end? I've read of people adding extracts to beer.
#1 - 5 Gallons Harp Clone All Grain with Wyeast 2007 Lager (~5.5% ABV)

#1 - 6 Gallons Dry Irish Stout Partial (~4.0 ABV)
#2 - 6 Gallons Brown Sugar Ale All Grain with Nottingham Yeast (~5.0% to 5.2%)

6 Gallons Honey Ale AG

6 Gallons Brown Sugar Lager

Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2010, 09:46 AM   #5
Jul 2008
Posts: 4

At the grocery store you can buy a sugar-free caramel syrup that you add to coffee. Back-sweeten your cider to however sweet you want it and then add one to two teaspoons of the caramel syrup per gallon. The syrup has a strong caramel aroma, so you don't want to over-do it. Just a hint of caramel is all you need.


Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Caramel Apple Pez Cider Forum 33 04-11-2011 05:42 PM
Caramel apple cider Chaos_Being Cider Forum 87 02-02-2011 05:58 PM
Anyone ever use caramel in a cider? arxix Cider Forum 11 02-22-2010 07:57 PM
Total Cider Noob: Trying to create a caramel apple drink ErikHoppy Cider Forum 5 01-27-2010 04:51 AM
Caramel Apple Cider NurseNan Cider Forum 9 02-05-2007 02:34 AM

Forum Jump