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Old 02-28-2006, 11:49 PM   #1
Feb 2006
Silverdale, WA
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Well this is what I had in mind. I love cider and I love maply syrup so why not make a cider with about two to three pounds of maple syrup? I've made meads with maple syrup and they have never lasted long enough to age so I'm wondering how maple and apples will team up.

Primary 1: AIR (no 5 gal carboy's left to rack to *cry* must buy more!)
Primary 2: AIR
Primary 3: 1 gal Joe's Ancient Orange Mead Start 2/10/06
Primary 4 1 gal Cyser OG 1.105 start 2/11/06
Primary 5 1 gal Maple Mead
Secondary 1: 5 gal Cider OG 1.085 Start 2/4/06
Secondary 2: 5 gal Mead Grav 1.032 Start 2/2/06
Secondary 3: 1 gal Cider
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Old 03-01-2006, 12:49 AM   #2
Aug 2005
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We don't see Maple Syrup here properly in the UK and it's a while since i tasted the good stuff but if you like the two together it'll work - High sugar levels though. You haven't mentioned batch size or yeast. Bare that in mind with ABV/sweetness.

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Old 03-01-2006, 02:07 AM   #3
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If you can get your hands on some Grade B or C, it will stand up better in an ale or cider than Grade A. Weird thing about maple syrup grading, it was setup when maple syrup was used as a sweetner, so the highest grades have the least flavor!
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:59 PM   #4
Oct 2009
Tonawanda, Ny
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I have some Maple Cinnamon i plan to use to back sweeten half a batch of cider ale

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