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Apples to Apples! New cider adventures

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Making hard cider can be an exciting new venture for a homebrewer, but after a few seasons some may find themselves stuck in a cidermaking rut. Get pointers on taking this year’s harvest in a different direction.


Hello World (Graf)

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A graf can represent many different expressions of more or less apple and malt flavor with a little hops


The Olde Country (New England-style Cider)

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If a little creative inspiration is what you are looking for, look no further than the New England-style cider. And no, that doesn’t just mean it’s a hazy.


Baked Apples (New England-style Cider)

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f a little creative inspiration is what you are looking for, look no further than the New England-style cider. And no, that doesn’t just mean it’s a hazy.


A Harmony of Fruit and Honey

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Meads containing fruit are a perpetually hot topic amongst home meadmakers as well as being a huge part of the commercial mead conversation. Taking what we know about making mead from just honey and then adding fruit doesn’t seem to be all that complex of a leap, but I assure you that the adventure of


Ancient Fire Mead & Cider’s 60% Of The Time clone

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Ancient Fire Mead & Cider’s 60% Of The Time clone (5 gallons/19 L, bottled under cork)OG = 1.152  FG = 1.028ABV = 16% Ingredients16 lbs. (7.3 kg) wildflower honey2.5 gallons (9.5 L) 24 °Brix Black Muscat grapes2 Tbsp. pectic enzymeWater to 5 gallons (19 L)20 g Lalvin KV1116 yeast10 g Fermaid-K2.5 g di-ammonium phosphate (DAP)1.67 g potassium

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Ancient Fire Mead & Cider’s Leaping Off The Ledge clone

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Ancient Fire Mead & Cider’s Leaping Off The Ledge clone (5.25–5.5 gallons/20–21 L, keg carbonated)OG = 1.058 FG = 0.997 FG = 1.010 (after backsweetening)ABV = 7% Ingredients8 lbs. (3.6 kg) orange blossom honeyWater to 5 gallons (19 L)10 g SafAle US-05 yeast7.5 g Fermaid-K2.5 g di-ammonium phosphate (DAP)1.67 g potassium metabisulfite4 g potassium sorbate1.75 oz.

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Ancient Fire Mead & Cider’s Granola Bar! clone

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Ancient Fire Mead & Cider’s Granola Bar! clone (5 gallons/19 L, bottled under cork)OG = 1.131  FG = 1.020ABV = 14.5% Ingredients18 lbs. (8.2 kg) buckwheat honeyWater to 5 gallons (19 L)20 g Lalvin 71B-1122 yeast10 g Fermaid-K2.5 g di-ammonium phosphate (DAP)1.67 g potassium metabisulfite4 g potassium sorbate2.5 lbs. (1.1 kg) dried zante currants/corinthian raisins Step by

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Meads of the Season

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Seasonal drinking traditions are a really interesting subject to delve into, as holiday parties and family gatherings often open people up to new beverages that aren’t available or of interest during other


I’ll Have The Pie

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I’ll Have The Pie (5 gallons/19 L)OG = 1.138  FG = 1.025ABV = 14.5%, est Ingredients16 lbs. (2.3 kg) honey3–4 gallons (11.5–15 L) fresh-pressed cider25 g 71B-1122 wine yeastYeast rehydration agentYeast nutrientsStabilization additivesPeels of two large oranges5 cinnamon sticks10 dried berries of allspice (roughly crushed)3 whole cloves3 vanilla beans (split and scraped) See more on

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Pear & Grape Cocktail Mead

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Pear & Grape Cocktail Mead (6 gallons/23 L)OG = 1.067  FG = 0.997ABV = 7%, est (final, 9% after ferment) Ingredients6.4 lbs. (2.9 kg) honeyWater to 4.5 gallons (17 L)12 g QA23 wine yeastYeast rehydration agentYeast nutrientsStabilization additives12 lbs. (5.4 kg) pears (cored and chopped)0.3 oz. (8 g) dried elderflower 18 fluid oz. (30 mL) Chardonnay

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Spiced Orange Mead

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Spiced Orange Mead (3 gallons/11.5 L)OG = 1.127  FG = 1.020ABV = 14%, est Ingredients10.5 lbs. (4.8 kg) mix of clover and basswood honeys12 g Côte des Blancs wine yeast3 orange peels 1 fresh sprig of thyme3 tsp. peppercorns (roughly cracked)6 bay leaves3 lbs. (1.4 kg) golden raisinsYeast rehydration agent Yeast nutrientsStabilization additives See more on the

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