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Today I started a slight variation on Apfelwein

(see pic for my recipe/notes)

I’m planning to try the same concept in my other 3 gal carboy but with cider and dark brown sugar.

Anybody have any recommendations for additions? I was wondering if it would benefit from adding...
- Golden raisins
- More apple peels
- Oak
- ?
 

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Today I started a slight variation on Apfelwein

(see pic for my recipe/notes)

I’m planning to try the same concept in my other 3 gal carboy but with cider and dark brown sugar.

Anybody have any recommendations for additions? I was wondering if it would benefit from adding...
- Golden raisins
- More apple peels
- Oak
- ?
What’s the SG of the must after combining all of the ingredients?
 

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What’s the SG of the must after combining all of the ingredients?
Didn't even measure it! Since I made it right into the carboy it wasn't full enough to reach the thief in until after I added the yeast. Per the recipe it should end up being about 8.5%.
 

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Didn't even measure it! Since I made it right into the carboy it wasn't full enough to reach the thief in until after I added the yeast. Per the recipe it should end up being about 8.5%.
So how's yours looking? I just finished 5 gallons and it had very little body, and I has added a tsp of tannin before I pitched the yeast.

This time I'm going to increase the starting SG to 1.075 because I'm looking for a minimum of 10% abv.. I'm also going to throw a banana in with primary for, hopefully, some body.

If you can think of anything else to give it more body, please let me know. If the banana idea is bad, I need to know that too.

Thanks
 

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I have a couple, 1 gal. cider wine, and 3 gal. cider mead. Waiting!
I found a commercial brand (on sale) that had no preservatives.
 

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I have a couple, 1 gal. cider wine, and 3 gal. cider mead. Waiting!
I found a commercial brand (on sale) that had no preservatives.
Your cyser, how much honey did you use per gallon?
 

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I make a cloudy cider that I back-sweeten with frozen apple juice concentrate. It really helps the apple flavor come forward. Mine is a hard cider using Nottingham yeast but it still needs some body and taste after fermentation. You just have to decide amounts by taste.
 

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