Fall Harvest Cyser

From the BrewBlog of Bruce Buerger – Waukesha, Wisconsin USA
Printed February 25, 2018

Style: Cyser
Yield: 5 gallons
Color (SRM/EBC): 16/31.5
Bitterness (Calc): 0 IBU (Daniels)
BU/GU: 0
Calories: 283 (12 ounces)
ABV: 12%
ABW: 9.4%
OG: 1.090
OG (Plato): 21.56° P
FG: 1.000
FG (Plato): 0° P
Real Extract: 3.9° P
App. Atten.: 100%
Real Atten.: 81.9%
BJCP Style Info: Cyser
Bitterness: N/A
Color: N/A
Info: In well-made examples of the style, the fruit is both distinctive and well-incorporated into the honey-sweet-acid-tannin-alcohol balance of the mead. Some of the best strong examples have the taste and aroma of an aged Calvados (apple brandy from northern France), while subtle, dry versions can taste similar to many fine white wines.

Commercial Examples: White Winter Cyser, Rabbit’s Foot Apple Cyser, Long Island Meadery Apple Cyser.

General Information
Method: Extract
20.00 pounds Apple Cider - 5 Gallons  
1.00 pounds Brown Sugar, Dark  
0.50 pounds Fruit - Dates  
0.50 pounds Fruit - Raisins  
8.00 pounds Honey - Wildflower  
1 tsp Nutriferm Energy @ 0 minutes  
1 tsp Nutriferm Advance @ 0 minutes  
Name: Lalvin
Manufacturer: Lallemand - Lalvin
Product ID: 71B-1122
Type: Wine
Flocculation: High
Attenuation: 75%
Temperature Range: 59–86°F
Amount: 5 gr

Slice up dates and add them to the carboy with raisins, brown sugar, nutriferm, and honey.  Pour in the cider, mix well, and pitch Lalvin yeast along with a packet of Wyeast Cider yeast.

Primary: 14 days @ 74° F
Secondary: 30 days @ 74° F
Fall Harvest Cyser
Date Brewed:  
Brew Day Data
  Target Actual
Boil Time:  
Original Gravity: 1.090 / 21.6° P  
Brew Day Notes

Printed using BrewBlogger 2.3.2 Personal Edition, brewing log software for PHP and MySQL, available at