Apple Pear Cyser

Posted: April 17, 2011 in Mead

Apple Pear Cyser (1 gallon)
2 qts Trader Joe’s Pear Cinnamon Cider (NO preservatives)
1.4 qts Trader Joe’s Gravenstein Apple Juice (NO preservatives)
1.6 lbs Orange Blossom Honey (Gruwell Apiaries)
.2 lbs Brown Sugar
.1 lbs Raisins
.1 lbs Chopped Dates
1 Cinnamon Stick
.2 oz Whole Mace
1 Packet (5g) Lalvin 71-B
1 tsp yeast Energizer
.5 tsp yeast nutrient
.5 tsp DAP

OG = 1.105 (1.101 without raisins and dates)
FG = 1.006
ABV = 13.0%

04/17/11 – I adapted this from Ken Schramm’s Fall’s Bounty Cyser and changed a couple ingredients.  I may add more mace and/or cinnamon and maybe clove at a later date.  I didn’t want to overdo anything in the primary and figured I could always add more.  This should finish fairly dry, and depending on how it tastes, I may backsweeten it a little bit after fermentation is complete.  I still want to come up with a squirrel related name for this guy, but my mind is drawing blanks for the moment.

04/20/11 – Fermenting like a mother.  Had to change the airlock multiple times because it kept filling with yeasties.  I think it’s under control now.  Next time I won’t brew a cyser like this in a 1 gallon jug.

06/07/11 – Racked to secondary.  Delicious.  Slight tartness from apple, smells like honey and apples, perfectly sweet.  Cinnamon and mace are a little strong in the aftertaste, but this will dissipate over time.  Nice body.

  1. will robinson says:

    where can you find Pear Cinnamon Cider for the apple pear cyser mead recipe? I have not been able to find this.

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