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Veronica’s Sweet & Sultry Cyser

The name basically says it all! This cyser recipe, developed by Joe Formanek for the 2002 National Homebrew Competition, took home bronze all the way back to Bollingbrook, Ill. in the Mead/Cyser category. Hints of apple, light acidity, and tannins bring out the sultry side of this cyser, while the honey rounds out a smooth finish of sweetness.

This recipe was originally featured in the July/August 2003 issue of Zymurgy.

To see other winning homebrew recipes from the 2002 National Homebrew Competition, visit our archive of National Homebrew Competition winners.

Veronica’s Sweet & Sultry Cyser | Melomel: Cyser

Ingredients

  • For 5 gallons (19 L)
    • 12.0 lb. (5.4 kg) soy flower honey
    • 4.0 gal. (15 L) Plank Road cider
    • White labs WLP002 English Ale Yeast

    Specifications

    • Original Gravity: 1.128
    • Final Gravity: 1.038

    Directions

    Steep must at 180°F (82°C) for one hour.

    Primary Fermentation: 54 days at 68°F (20°C) in glass

    Secondary Fermentation: 74 days at 68°F (20°C) in glass

     
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