Recipe

Cyser Apple Honey Mead

(5 gallons/19 L) OG = 1.095  FG = 0.995 ABV = 14% Ingredients 4 gal. (15 L) apple cider or juice (with no preservatives) 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) honey (favorite variety) 3

A cyser is traditionally a “sack mead,” or a sweet mead, that’s made with honey and apples. This cyser is quite like a wine, and will have a wine’s higher alcohol content when it’s finished. An important note: When buying the apple juice or cider, be sure it doesn’t contain any preservatives — like potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate or sulfites — which would kill the yeast. Check at a health-food store or find a cider producer who’ll sell you juice right off the press.