Apple wine and ... cider wine? ;-)

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  1. Oct 22, 2019 #1

    Amandolin

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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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    What’s the SG of the must after combining all of the ingredients?
     
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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%.
     
  4. Nov 13, 2019 #4

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    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
     
  5. Nov 13, 2019 #5

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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.
     
  6. Nov 14, 2019 #6

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    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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    2 lbs./gal.
     
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