Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mead I have Known: Golden Delicious

One of my favorite meads to drink is batch 3-004: Golden Delicious. This cyser embodies Autumn for me and is smooth, sweet without being cloying, and oh so tasty with a lovely touch of cinnamon.

In addition, this cyser won silver at the 2010 Cactus Challenge and took less than four months from brew (6.16.07) to bottle (10.6.07)! The only downside to this cyser is that I am almost out and I need to hoard the few remaining bottles in my cellar. Perhaps I need to start a new batch--soon. Here is the recipe; please let me know if you start a batch of your own.

  • 1 gal clover honey
  • Apple juice to 5 gal
  • 1 lb dark brown sugar
  • 1.12 oz apple pie spice
  • 1 vanilla bean (secondary)
  • 3 tsp yeast nutrient
  • 1 pk K1V-1116
  • OG: 1.138
  • FG: 1.014
  • ABV: 17.1%


-Safari Bob

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