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Post by birvine » 7 years ago

I made a nice cider a few months ago. Put about 12 litres of PC apple cider into a carboy, added a 1 kg bag of sugar and some US05 yeast. I let it ferment about 2 months, primed, bottled and conditioned. Now I have a really nice crisp and clear sparkling mead.

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Reason: Wrote mead, meant cider.
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Re: Simple Mead

Post by blacktiebrewing » 7 years ago

Wouldn't a mead require honey? This sounds pretty much exactly like the cider I just made.
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Re: Simple Mead

Post by birvine » 7 years ago

Wow - big time blond moment. Yes. I meant cider. It was one of those days!

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Re: Simple Mead

Post by blacktiebrewing » 7 years ago

Ha no problem! I'm hoping mine turns out because I made it with 20 L of Apple Juice and one lb of corn sugar (definitely the simplest thing I've ever "brewed").
I think mine was shooting for about 7% but yours might be higher ha. Just started mine last week so I have a couple months to wait (perfect timing for a nice refreshing summer drink ;) )
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Re: Simple Mead

Post by Devo9 » 7 years ago

I did the same just a 2 days ago, only I DID use honey! lmao (gotta love the coincidence)
I got a 2.87L cider from a local organic food store (oh sale for $7.99 :-D), dumped in some yeast, air locked it, and let her go. I didn't feel like doing much more then that over the holidays. She's bubbling like crazy, can't wait till she's done.

Hurray for simple mead... or cider!

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Re: Simple Mead

Post by blacktiebrewing » 7 years ago

Sounds good!
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Re: Simple Mead

Post by XXXXX » 7 years ago

Do you boil the apple cider before fermenting it, or just leave it as-is?
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Re: Simple Mead

Post by blacktiebrewing » 7 years ago

I left mine as is because it was just apple juice. Already pasteurized and good to go.
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Post by XXXXX » 7 years ago

Makes sense to me. What about carbonation? To what level, if any, did you carbonate it?
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Re: Simple Cider

Post by birvine » 7 years ago

I'm not sure about volumes, but I primed the same as my beer.

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