Cider
Apfelwein Batch #3

Apfelwein Batch #3

October 14 was a cider day. Leo came over with six gallons of apple juice. We got our measurements ready, realized that we didn’t have the needed two pounds of corn sugar and made up the extra six ounces with brown sugar. We boiled the brown and corn sugar and added them to the bucket....
Apfelwein Batch #3C

Apfelwein Batch #3C

We did two things on October 14, 2011. We made a 5-gallon batch of Apfelwein with ale yeast (Nottingham) and we made a 1-gallon batch of Apfelwein with ale yeast in a carboy, exclusively with brown sugar. The 5-gallon batch was mixed with a majority corn sugar and a little brown sugar to finish out...
Apfelwein #1 (1/5): Bottled -- Raspberry Liqueur Primer

Apfelwein #1 (1/5): Bottled — Raspberry Liqueur Primer

Our very first cider, according to Ed Wort’s Apfelwein recipe, took awhile. And when we (Bryce, Leo and myself) found ourselves lacking an airlock (the bobber on the one we were supposed to use was missing) it was decided to steal one from one of the four Carlo Rossi carboys downstairs. Besides, we figured, the...
Cider Batch 1: Update

Cider Batch 1: Update

The cider has begun to clear. How cool is that? Look!:   This Cider Batch: Cider: Batch 1 Cider #1 (1/5): Bottled — Raspberry Liqueur Primer Tag: http://brew.wheelerc.org/tag/AW-batch-1/   
Cider: Apfelwein Batch #1

Cider: Apfelwein Batch #1

Cider caught my attention because of the seeming ease. But really, this isn’t what grabbed me. What grabbed me was and is and will remain cliché. European ciders grabbed me. A small brewery in Germany grabbed me with its local ciders and its deposit-required grolsch-tops. All manner of ciders in Eastern Europe, in Western Europe,...