Brew Day: 9/25/14
Bottle Day: 10/16/14

Original Gravity: 1.087
Final Gravity: 1.019
Estimated ABV: 8.93%

Ingredients:

  • 1 LB Chinook Hop Pellets
  • 12 LBS Gold Malt Extract Syrup
  • 1 Packet 1056 Wyeast American Ale Yeast
  • 1 Tbsp Irish Moss
  • 5 oz. priming sugar

Instructions:

Bottle Day — 9/25/14

1. Break yeast packet starter.

2. Boil 4 gallons of warm tap water.

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3. When the water is boiling, add all malt extract syrup.

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4. Add hops sporadically throughout the boil process.

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5. After one hour of boiling, remove from the burner and cool to ~90 degrees F.

6. Once the wort has cooled, pitch the yeast and fill the big mouth bubbler airlock.

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Bottle Day — 10/16/14

1. Boil around one cup of water and dissolve contents of priming sugar package.

2. Sanitize bottling bucket, siphon, and all bottles.

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3. Transfer beer into bottling bucket.

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4. Add priming sugar mixture.

5. Bottle into growlers and bottles.

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Brew Day: 8/04/14
Bottle Day: 8/26/14

Original Gravity: 1.072
Final Gravity: 1.003
Estimated ABV: 9.06%

Ingredients:

  • 5 lbs pure, raw and unprocessed honey
  • 3.15 lbs light malt extract syrup
  • 1 lb extra light dry malt extract
  • 1 gallon organic, unfiltered, pasteurized apple juice
  • 3 oz Mt. Hood hop pellets
  • Yeast

Brew Day — 8/04/14

1. Sanitize all equipment.

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2. Combine 2 gallons of warm tap water with the entire contents of the honey jar. Mix until completely dissolved.

3. Add apple juice to honey mixture.

4. Begin boil of 2 gallons of water.

5. When the water is boiling, add all malt extract.

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6. Add hops:

  • 0:60 – 1 oz Mt. Hood
  • 0:30 – 1 oz Mt. Hood
  • 0:05 –  1 oz Mt. Hood

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7. After an hour of boiling cease the boil and cool wort. Transfer the wort to fermenting bucket, which is holding the honey apple mixture.

8. Pitch yeast.

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Bottle Day — 8/26/14

1. Sanitize all equipment.

2. Transfer beer into bottling bucket.

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3. Fill bottles and cap, fill growlers and cap, set in the closet to carbonate.

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MMM, what to say about this delicious one?? Our apple ale was really tasty, our honey ale from earlier in the summer was delicious, why not combine it all? This was a really high gravity beer, which is probably explained by the great amount of malt that we put into two gallons in the boil as well as a high-sugar mixture of honey and apple juice. The flavor was evenly spread between all three pieces, which was really awesome. There was the tart and sweet apple cider flavor; the sweet, dry flavor of the honey; the malty, hoppy, beery characteristics of the beer. You could taste the high alcohol content in the aftertaste–almost the fire-breath sensation after taking a shot. A pint of Honey Apple Ale and you will feel a little loopy. Two pints and it’s a party!


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