Thursday, September 15, 2011

Buckwheat Cyser

I've been wanting to make a Cyser for a while, and finally picked up my honey this weekend. I decided that since honey was going to be there in just a smallish amount I'd get something that packed a punch. With the two honeys I chose, I think this cyser will have a nice dark color, something I like when drinking ciders.

Honey #1 - Buckwheat
This honey has a dark amber color, and a very flowery flavor. This was not nearly as harsh as I had read abut online, and seems like it should make a good addition to a mead in the future.

Honey #2 - Mountain Wildflower
When I asked for this, the guy first made me taste a sample because it is so molasses like. This honey is near-black, and has a strong plummy/bitter flavor that stays with you for a while. This is good honey, but only for small additions.

SG 1.084
5 gallons Treetop 3 Apple Blend (not from concentrate)
5.75 lbs Buckwheat Honey
.25 Mountain Wildflower Honey
Wyeast 1056 American Ale Yeast

I may try to oak this in a couple months. If it gets down to 1.000 I'll be looking at much for the 9% I wanted lol.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

No More Gluten! more gluten for me.

What's it mean to my brewing? I've decided to start playing around with random odd ball ciders and meads.

Imperial Indian Ciders coming soon? Well, I have to do something with all these hops and kegs.