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Re: Metheglin / Braggot / Graff / Cyser

Post by Laripu » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:07 am

Update: version 2 is almost gone, and version 3 was bottled on Sunday, in 340 ml beer bottles.

Old 11-ish
Fermented with 2 packets rehydrated Lalvin EC-1118:
10 lbs grocery store honey, stirred in following boil
3 lb DME, added for last 15 minutes off boil
2 US gallons apple juice, refrigerated, added to primary (helps cool down the hot fermentables)
7 g East Kent Goldings, 60 minute boil
6 oz shredded ginger root, unpeeled, 60 minute boil
1 Clove nail, 60 minute boil
1 Allspice berry, 60 minute boil
1 Juniper berry, 60 minute boil
2 coriander seeds, 60 minute boil
4 oz peeled sliced ginger root, in secondary, 90 days
6 oz oak chips, after 3rd siphoning, 90 days
tea made with 5 oz ginger slices, at bottling
80 g white sugar, at bottling
1 pack rehydrated K1V-1116 yeast, at bottling

I bulk aged it 11 months. It already tastes fantastic. I'll taste it after 3 months in the bottle.
Bottle conditioning: Khamsa, ancient ale. Barley malt, wheat malt, kamut, dates, and honey. 1.064-1.010, 7.1%, 27 BU
Bulk aging: tart cherry melomel, ~11% abv
Drinking:
1. "Old 11-ish", ginger braggot. ~11% abv
2. "Wee Drappie", dark ale, 4.7% abv, 28 BU
3. "X", Canadian style blond ale, 6% abv, 25 BU
4. Kvass, unhopped bread-based near-beer with German rye bread. ~2% abv

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