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Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by punkture, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. punkture


    Nov 24, 2003
    I'm not sure why I've never asked this question on here. Are there any other HomeBrewers out there? I just bottled a Dunkelweisen a few weeks ago thats still really young but I can tell its going to be fantastic when it matures a little bit more. I have a Phat Tyre amber ale in primary now that is going to be transferred to secondary soon and am brewing a Sweet Stout in a week. Nothing beats home-brewed beer.
  2. BoxerDog25


    Dec 31, 2006
    I was doing it for awhile, far from a pro and I would like to get back into it.

    My most sucessful brews were ciders, I have an EASY recipe for cider that has 7-12% abv if you would like, its cheap to make, like $25 for 5 gallons.

  3. JohniusMaximus


    May 12, 2004
    I make wine. Haven't done beer yet.
  4. USMC_G19

    USMC_G19 Ham Salad

    Dec 13, 2005
    Northern VA
    Mind posting it??

    I grew my own hops (cascade) this year in anticipation of starting my first brew in during the winter. A good cider recipe might help to pass the time!!
  5. punkture


    Nov 24, 2003
    I plan to grow some cascade in 09. Nov 1 is the AHA's Teach Your Friend to Homebrew Day. Our club is #71 on their list, fwiw.
  6. BoxerDog25


    Dec 31, 2006
    This is not my recipe and I dont claim that it is, but its really easy and very good. I would recommend that you age it a bit and be careful, its a powerful drink.

    You can use different yeasts, champagne, nottingham etc. Also you need any apple juice, it just has to have juice and vitamin C (absorbic acid), no cocktails type drinks. If you dont have cornsugar , I have used brown sugar or cane sugar and it works great. I carb mine the same way you do as with beer. Try it out and let me know, its a bit of an aquired taste as its not as sweet as commerical ciders. It needs about 4 weeks to fully ferment.


    5 Gallons 100% Apple Juice (No preservatives or additives) I use Tree Top Apple Juice
    2 pounds of dextrose (corn sugar) in one pound bags
    1 five gram packet of Montrachet Wine Yeast


    5 Gallon Carboy (I use a Better Bottle)
    Carboy Cap or Stopper with Airlock

    1. First sanitize the carboy, airlock, funnel, stopper or carboy cap.
    2. Open one gallon bottle of apple juice and pour half of it into the carboy using the funnel.
    3. Open one bag of Dextrose and carefully add it to the now half full bottle of apple juice. Shake well.
    4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3, then go to step 5.
    5. Pour in the mixture of Apple Juice and Dextrose from both bottles into the carboy.
    6. Add all but 1 quart of remaining 3 gallons of apple juice to the carboy.
    7. Open the packet of Montrachet Yeast and pour it into the neck of the funnel.
    8. Use the remaining quart of juice to wash down any yeast that sticks. I am able to fit all but 3 ounces of apple juice into a 5 gallon Better Bottle. You may need to be patient to let the foam die down from all shaking and pouring.
    9. Put your stopper or carboy cap on with an airlock and fill the airlock with cheap vodka. No bacteria will live in vodka and if you get suckback, you just boosted the abv.
  7. sdfhpson


    Sep 28, 2004