Honey in Apfelwien

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mximus11

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Instead of adding 2 lbs of corn sugar to Edworts Apfelwien I want to use honey. How much honey would I use in place of the corn sugar?
 

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Not sure of the exact conversion, but I've been using 2lbs of Orange Blossom Honey in place of the corn sugar.
 

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I used 1.5 pounds of wildflower in mine. I don't know about Edwort's recipe, that's just what I did and it is good.
 

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Terry Geary's book always gives both for the recipes, and typically says 2 lbs sugar or 2.5 pounds honey for one gallon.
 

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Honey is 75% sugar. The tricky part is that it isn't like sugar in liquid; it doesn't dissolve in water like sugar, it mixes with water because it is already a solution. There is a difference between adding pure mass like sugar and adding another solution like honey. Adding honey to a recipe adds volume, not just mass. There's no such thing as a "simple" adjustment for honey vs sugar. Additional volume must be part of the equation.
 

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Long story short, honey is going to change the character of the drink, it won't be Ed's Apfelwein. It will be something else, for better or worse. Hopefully better!
 

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When you add honey to apples its called cyser. There are a few threads about it do a search here. I plan on making some today.
 
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