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Apples in the Snow

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Apples in the Snow

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Beer Style: Fruit Beer  (20A)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons

Fruit Beer


This is based on Papazian"s "Cherries in the Snow." We used Granny Smith and Macintosh because we wanted high-fructose varieties---besides, we like them. Perhaps the use of Saaz or a more delicate hops would be in order because this was too hoppy. Beer seems to improve with age and after a few months the flavor was described as "immaculate" but with balance tipped more toward hops than apple.


  • 6.6 pounds, John Bull light malt extract (or other brand)
  • 1 pound, corn sugar
  • 2 ounces, Hallertauer hops (boil)
  • 1/2 ounce, Hallertauer hops (finish)
  • 12 pounds, apples (9 pounds Granny Smith, 3 pounds Macintosh)
  • water crystals
  • 2 packs, Edme ale yeast
  • 3/4 cup, corn sugar (priming)

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 3 weeks

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.050
Final Gravity: 1.015
Alcohol by Vol: 4.58%
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Cut apples into 8-10 slices. Put 1-1/2 gallons water into pot, add boiling hops and bring to boil. Add extract and corn sugar. Boil 40 minutes. Add finishing hops and apples. Steep 15 minutes. Pour wort into 3-1/2 gallons cold water. Push apples to one side and pitch yeast. Ferment 3 weeks.