Originally Posted by Hoptimistic
jesus christ. what did you do to get that high of and alcohol content
edit: more specificly what was the sugar content of the cider used? how much dextrose was added? and what were your OG and FG?
The last batch I did finished as 11.65% ABV. I can post my version of the recipie when I get home later tonite. Basically just cramming it with sugar and backsweetning with frozen concenrated Apple juice when bottling. It helps that the notty ale yeast is a trooper and keeps going and going and going.
5 gal cheap safeway apple juice
3# brown sugar
2# white sugar
5 cinnamon sticks
4 tsp ground nutmeg
5 packets safeway milk chocolate hot coca mix
1 packet nottingham dry ale yeast
2 12 oz. cans frozen concentrated apple jiuce for priming and backsweetening at the end.
Let ferment for 2-3 weeks, transfer to bottling bucket and backsweeten, age for 1-2 weeks untill desired level of carbonation acheived, and referigerate.
I am looking forward to trying bulk aging in a keg for a few months. This only gets better with time. This is a constant in my pipeline. The SWMBO loves it! (And as long as I make this for her, I can do what I want with little greif!)
Primary: Garage hooch Pale, Irish Stout, Black Lager / Lagering: Black Magic Lager
Bottled : Drunken Emu
Kegged : Garage Hooch, Garage Hooch Pale Mk II
On deck: DCME Stout, Garage Hooch Variations, Alaskan Amber Clone, Drumken Emu