We love receiving pictures and recipes from our customers. Thank you, Fred! I'm looking forward to trying your Apple Pie recipe.
"I make Apple Brandy for my Apple Pie Recipe.
I get a 5-gallon bucket of apples, cut into quarters, 5 gallons of spring water(I use the 5-gallon water from a delivery company), about 6 pounds of sugar and a packet of whiskey yeast from American Brewer. Makes about a gallon of 100 proof. I add about 7 burnt oak wood sticks and let it sit for a little over a week (I put the gallon in the freezer a few times, helps with aging). The gallon will turn a nice Amber color.
Apple pie recipe:
1 gallon of apple cider (Good local quality)
1 gallon of apple juice (I use White House)
3/4 cup of sugar
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1 1/4 cup of Wassail spice mix
I put these ingredients on a 5-gallon pot and heat to almost a boil, let it cool to around 70°, then I add my gallon of apple brandy.
I run my batch about 3 or 4 times, after each run, I pour it back into the mash tank, add 6 pounds of sugar, a whiskey yeast pack and some more diced apples.
This makes a great holiday gift that puts a smile on everybody who received a quart and they talk about the smiles they have after drinking it.