So, I just brewed a 5-gal batch today. Boiled a gallon of apple cider with 6 lbs pilsen malt syrup (I didn't have LME - figured that would do) exact process is as follows:
Boiled 45 min:
1 Gal apple juice
Peel from 1 orange
Zest from 1 orange
2 TBS whole coriander seed
6lbs Pilsen malt syrup
Strained the liquid, added another 3.5 gallons of apple cider to the carboy.
Pitched with Trappist Ale yeast (again, what I had on hand)
My industrious child has broken 4 hydrometers, and I haven't picked one up in the last week, so I didn't do a gravity reading - I figure this to be around 1.065 or so.
We shall see - I know this is a loose interpretation of the recipe - but for those who are interested, I'll let you know how it goes.
"I'm not a doctor...but I'm willing to take a look"