Tonight I brewed another batch of sweet, sweet mead! I love cysers - mead made with apples or apple juice instead of water - and so I could not resist all the fresh apple juice available in the fall. The must is rich, sweet, with the distinct flavor of apples and with a minty aftertaste that melds well with the sugar. This is the third cyser I have made this year. Here is the recipe:
1 gallon Mint Honey
3+ gallons Apple Cider
1 pound of dark Brown Sugar
5 tsp yeast nutrient
50 mg of Lavlin k1v-1116 (hydrated)
2 whole vanilla beans (for the secondary)
Mmm... I can not wait! I should bottle in Feb or March.