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Old 12-10-2017, 10:11 PM   #1
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Default Brewnight: Spiced Apple WOW

Evening all !

So fancied a punt at something christmassy, inspired by DW153's recent post

Kit
30L fermenting bucket
Large saucepan
Muslin bag
Hydrometer

Ingredients
16L Tesco AJ
1L strong tea (5 bag)
4kg tate & lyle granulated sugar
5tsp pectolase
500g raisins
5 x cinnamon sticks
8g (1/4 jar) of cloves
3 x star anise
2 heaped tsp nutmeg
Zest of 4 large oranges

Method
Gave the raisins a rinse under the tap and put in a large saucepan with a couple of litres of water. Added spices and orange zest, brought to the boil and simmered for 20 mins

Made up 1L of tea and left to stew

While that was going on, emptied 1L of AJ into FV and tipped in sugar. Added kettleful of boiling water and stired well until sugar dissolved.

Added rest of AJ, strong tea and pectolase (dissolved in a cup of warm water). Stirred well

Once pan of raisins etc simmered, I mushed them up a bit with a tattie masher and poured into the muslin bag (over a large bowl)

The strained liquid got chucked into the FV and topped up with cold tap water to 25L.

I tied up the muslin bag of spices/raisin mush and suspended in the FV with a bit of string.

Popped on 4tsp of yeast and chucked in the cupboard, sorted

Temp 22 deg
SG 1.090
Est ABV when fermented out to 0.990 = 13.11%

Smells nice !




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Clearing: 25L Spiced Apple WOW
Condng: 3L of Mead (Sep-16)

Drinking: RGJ/Elderberry WOW, Blackcurrant TC, Strawberry WOW, Rhubarb and Ginger TC
Next up: Rasp/Blackberry TC, some WOW or other Rhubarb probably

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Old 13-10-2017, 07:58 AM   #2
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Sounds nice, ready made mulled wine almost.
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I think I might give something like this a go, 5l or so, mmmmmm Chritmassy Cider sounds like a plan.

You'll probably have people bamboozled with the term "tattie masher"
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Forgive me if I missed it but what kind of yeast and how much? This looks killer!


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Forgive me if I missed it but what kind of yeast and how much? This looks killer!


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Forgive my ignorance, but I'm seeing a lot of references to "WOW" recently and I've no idea what it stands for. Help a newbie out?

On a separate note, spicy cider sounds an amazing idea. I often make mulled cider for bonfire night (two of those cheap 5l bottles of cider, bottle of spiced rum, brown sugar, mulling spices, couple of whole lemons, heat; comes out lovely), and I can see this tasting similar.
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Forgive my ignorance, but I'm seeing a lot of references to "WOW" recently and I've no idea what it stands for. Help a newbie out?
WOW = Wurzel's Orange Wine, but it is also used to refer to any wine made from supermarket bought fruit juice.
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Took an SG reading tonight and it's pretty much at 0.990 It's an interesting taste, quite fiery !

Will intend to rack into a carboy (onto crushed Camden tabs), stabilise and degass on Friday night.

After a few days I'll add finings and a few days after that it should be clear and good to bottle

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Brew FV1: 23L Easy Rose ish WOW
Brew FV2: 23L 'Classic' Apple TC
Clearing: 25L Spiced Apple WOW
Condng: 3L of Mead (Sep-16)

Drinking: RGJ/Elderberry WOW, Blackcurrant TC, Strawberry WOW, Rhubarb and Ginger TC
Next up: Rasp/Blackberry TC, some WOW or other Rhubarb probably

All me recipes at:
https://1drv.ms/f/s!AqD9OOcGhwesm0Sn3Uv3VMozWHVS
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Ok so I could only be bothered racking today but looking good (hopefully won't turn out looking too much like... well you get the jist )

https://1drv.ms/i/s!AqD9OOcGhwesxRdvhy-yhmS-oLtS

Bag for spices worked a treat too

https://1drv.ms/i/s!AqD9OOcGhwesxRvXEIC8NOn69MJy

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Brew FV1: 23L Easy Rose ish WOW
Brew FV2: 23L 'Classic' Apple TC
Clearing: 25L Spiced Apple WOW
Condng: 3L of Mead (Sep-16)

Drinking: RGJ/Elderberry WOW, Blackcurrant TC, Strawberry WOW, Rhubarb and Ginger TC
Next up: Rasp/Blackberry TC, some WOW or other Rhubarb probably

All me recipes at:
https://1drv.ms/f/s!AqD9OOcGhwesm0Sn3Uv3VMozWHVS
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