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Old 09-26-2011, 07:58 PM   #1
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Hello there I have a few questions about making a cyser first time I ve ever made one I made a traditional mead like two yrs ago but It was a 6 gallon batch w a gallon of honey this time I decided on a one to two gallon batch of mead cyser type I have three pounds of red bamboo honey and yeast the other things I'm going to add is 4 ibs of raw cane sugar and a quarter to half bottle of lyans golden syrup is three pounds of honey enough or is not enough for 2gallon batch I know its enough for a gallon batch
I want to get the most abv I can out of the 3 pounds and adjungts I'm adding also do I just add cider in with the honey or do I need to mix water n cider together w the honey? I might get a pound or two of buckwheat honey too and add it but wanted to see if just the 3ibs I already have would do. I usually only make big traditional meads never cyser so I'm not sure about this batch like I should be since its smaller and a different type
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:06 PM   #2
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No, this is not a porn site. !0 years ago when I was there I bought a bottle of honey from central Thailand, Kon Ken I think is the spelling. It was no doubt the most amazing honey anywhere. Very floral is the way I would explain it. I did meet a Thailand honey but I could not get her to export it.


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I was responding to the thailand Honey post which was not related in anyway to what I was asking about Wtf is what the **** or whisky tango foxtrot same as the first one I use to be able to get answers when i had a problem w a batch found out that's not the case some times on this forum
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leaping's first post was made to this thread in error, causing some confusion.
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Hmmm, I think the forums has got itself a bit muddled... I'm sure that Thailand honey post was in a different (more relevant) thread before...

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Anyways since we got past that mess I was wondering if anyone could help me w me cyser im making I would be gratefull
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I am by no means a cyser expert (or an expert on anything really, sad to say) but the rule of thumb Ive heard is 2 lbs of honey to a gallon of apple juice. 3 lbs in a 1 gallon batch would be pretty high gravity, while 3 lbs in a 2 gallon batch might be a little light (Ive heard of brown sugar supplementing the honey to get a higher starting gravity). Ive never had red bamboo honey, that sounds lovely.

Personally I would go straight cider with no water, but some others might disagree. Also, I am in love with buckwheat honey, but note that it might give off some caramel or cooked sugar flavors. Actually in a cyser you might want that, but its the most unique honey Ive ever tasted.

But seriously, dont listen fully to me, most everyone on this board has far more experience.


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