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Old 09-17-2008, 12:51 AM   #1
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Special thanks to Edwort on the original Apfelwein recipe. I decided to try something a little different and it worked! I wanted something with a little body and lots of punch It is not a beer its not a wine and not a mead. it is a little of everything actually.


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Feb 23 2008

I got a line on some farm honey (dont know what kind really) but it was unpasterized the honey was 1 gallons worth

I also found clear applejuice from a dollar store (Great stuff) ingredeients: Apple Juice:


I bought Mead yeast Number It was a Sweet Mead yeast and an Active one I will get the name later

I also had some Honey Malt laying around so decided to throw it in


Recipe:

Start with 4 quarts of water:

350 Grams of Honey Malt

Let steep for 45 minutes

Add the one gallon of honey Mix well

Pour into primary , add one pitcher of Ice to cool Stir well
Add 16 liters of Apple juice

Pitch yeast at 72 F Let sit and ferment for about 3 months OG was at 1080

Rack to Carboy let sit for 2 months
Second Rack add 5 cinnamon sticks let sit for 3 months

August 31 08 Bottle add Priming sugar and let sit till christmas

I have had one and the taste is very good

Just thought I would share
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Old 09-17-2008, 04:00 AM   #2
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kind of a cyser+braggot.

 
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Old 09-17-2008, 04:00 AM   #3
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what is that?
Braggot? Not really
Cider? No
Cyser? No
Mead....Definitely not.
Beer? Absolutely NOT.


MMMM
Sounds ok to me.
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Old 09-17-2008, 04:17 AM   #4
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so its like a carbonated mead that is also technically a malt beverage.
what ever it is it sounds really good!

 
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Old 09-17-2008, 04:38 AM   #5
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pics a comin

still very young... but tastes pretty good






there it is


I will post pics month by month for ageing qualities in the beverage. this is expermental! but I am liking the results.
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Bottled - Candian Light Lager 4.85
Bottled - Munich Dark Lager 5.6%

Drinking - Apfelwein FG 2/29/08 ABV 8.5%
Drinking - Brewhouse Cream Ale ABV 4.7%
Drinking - Brewhouse Pale Ale ABV 5.2%


 
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Old 09-17-2008, 04:53 AM   #6
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Oh... I like it!!!!!!!!!! (send me a bottle) PLEEEESE Ill pay shipping
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:09 AM   #7
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kind of a cyser+braggot.
No no, it's a braggot+cyser. To shorten it down, call it a bra-cyser! It also sounds pretty frickin tasty to me!
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:49 PM   #8
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IMHO, it's closer to a cyser than anything else. I don't think steeping some honey malt makes it a braggot. Now, if it was minimashed along with a pound of 2-row? Ok.
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Now that sounds like a sweet experiment.
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Old 09-17-2008, 01:38 PM   #10
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WLP720 Sweet Mead/Wine Yeast:
A wine yeast strain that is less attenuative than WLP715, leaving some residual sweetness. Slightly fruity and will tolerate alcohol concentrations up to 15%. A good choice for sweet mead and cider, as well as Blush wines, Gewürztraminer, Sauternes, Riesling.
Alcohol Tolerance: 15%
Attenuation: <75%
Flocculation: Low
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 70-75°F
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Bottled - Honey ApfelMead 02/23/08 ABV 10.0%
Bottled - Oktoberfest 5.2%
Bottled - Candian Light Lager 4.85
Bottled - Munich Dark Lager 5.6%

Drinking - Apfelwein FG 2/29/08 ABV 8.5%
Drinking - Brewhouse Cream Ale ABV 4.7%
Drinking - Brewhouse Pale Ale ABV 5.2%

 
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