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Apples in the Snow

Classification: fruit beer, apple ale, extract

Source: Shannon Posniewski (imagesys! Issue #521, 10/19/90

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.



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.