Booberry Gobbler

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It sat there on the windowsill, condensation sliding down its vertical planes, enticing. You happened upon it by chance, amazed that someone would leave it unattended, but eagerly questing for just a taste to quench your curiosity as well as your thirst. You take the risk, looking around to make sure your stealth is still in tact. Grasping your fingers around the contours of the glass, you pull it to your lips and swallow deeply. Blueberries explode, mingled with caramel and a tart apple finish. It was work the risk. You have just become the “Booberry Gobbler."

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Hard Apple Cider Refill
  • 1 Packet Yeast (Included in the Cider Refill)
  • 1 Can Blueberries in Light Syrup

YOU PROVIDE:

  • 2 Cups Brown Sugar, packed

Additional Information


  • 100% GLUTEN FREE!

  • OG: 1.048 (approx.) -- FG:1.001(approx.)
  • Flavor: Hard Cider
  • ABV (alc/vol): 6.3%
  • SRM (Color): 3
  • IBU (Bitterness): None
  • BJCP Style: C2. Specialty Cider and Perry - C2B. Cider with Other Fruit

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 2 - 4 Months = 4 - 6 Months

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Booberry Gobbler Instructions

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Hard Apple Cider Refill
  • 1 Packet Yeast (Included in the Cider Refill)
  • 1 Can Blueberries in Light Syrup

YOU PROVIDE:

  • 2 Cups Brown Sugar, packed

Additional Information


  • 100% GLUTEN FREE!

  • OG: 1.048 (approx.) -- FG:1.001(approx.)
  • Flavor: Hard Cider
  • ABV (alc/vol): 6.3%
  • SRM (Color): 3
  • IBU (Bitterness): None
  • BJCP Style: C2. Specialty Cider and Perry - C2B. Cider with Other Fruit

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 2 - 4 Months = 4 - 6 Months

 

STEP 1: SANITIZING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions to download by visiting our help desk.


NOTE: BE SURE TO SANITIZE EVERYTHING THAT WILL COME INTO CONTACT WITH YOUR CIDER. 

STEP 2: BREWING

Brewing cider is the process of combining a source of sugars with yeast. Once combined, the yeast eats the sugars, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation. 

    1. In your sanitized blender, purée the fruit with the syrup, and set aside to add later.
    2. Using the sanitized measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot. Add in the brown sugar. Bring water to a boil stirring constantly, then remove from heat
    3. Open both bottles of cider concentrate, pour the contents into the hot mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented cider is called must.
    4. Fill keg with cold tap water to the 4-quart mark on the back.
    5. Pour the must into the keg, and then bring the volume of the keg to the 8.5-quart mark by adding more cold water. Add in the puréed fruit. Stir vigorously with the spoon or whisk.
    6. Sprinkle the yeast into keg, then screw on lid. Do not stir.
    7. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 59°and 75° F and out of direct sunlight. Ferment for 7-14 days.
    8. After approximately 24 hours, you will be able to see the fermentation process happening by shining a flashlight into the keg. You'll see the yeast in action in the wort. The liquid will be opaque and milky, you will see bubbles rising in the liquid, and there will be bubbles on the surface.


Your fermentation will usually reach its peak in 2 to 5 days (this is also known as “high krausen”). You may see a layer of foam on top of the must, and sediment will accumulate at the bottom of the fermenter. This is totally normal. Complete fermentation will take approximately 2 weeks.

After high krausen the foam and activity will subside and your batch will appear to be dormant. Your cider is still fermenting. The yeast is still at work slowly finishing the fermentation process. 

Step 3: BOTTLING AND CARBONATING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions to download by visiting our help desk.)

Flavor Profile

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Alcohol by volume: 6.3%
SRM (color): 3
Booberry Gobbler is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not what I expected This was my first attempt at a cider and was very disappointed. With 2 cups brown sugar and a can of blueberries I was expecting a sweeter product like you might buy commercially. In the description, "blueberries explode" is misleading and "tart apple finish" is an understatement. I am hopeful if it conditions longer it might mellow out some. If I hadn't put in the time to make it, I probably wouldn't drink it and I am a person that likes a wide variety of tastes. If I ever brew another cider, I will be very careful to pick a recipe that produces a sweeter product. If you like a very dry champagne, than this recipe might be worth a try, otherwise look for something sweeter.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Basic Blueberry Apple Cider If you follow the directions you will get a very Dry Cider with a very slight hint of Blueberry aftertaste. The color will be a slightly darker amber then you would get from straight apple cider. To get the best from this recipe, you need to change it up by experimenting. Brew this like you would for a fruit Beer. Follow directions as prescribed (Especially for first timers) then during the fermentation process - perform a secondary fermentation for another 2 to 4 weeks. In the last stage of secondary fermentation add more Crushed fresh fruit (Usually last week to two weeks in fermenter) or canned. Just remember that canned fruit has a lot of excess sugar syrup and can change the taste drastically. Happy Cider making
Date published: 2016-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyone seems to love this one. I was surprised when I saw the color; the blueberries seem to have minimal effect on the color. As for the flavor; the blueberry taste is subtle, but it's just enough to smooth out the tartness of the apples. I like a drier cider, but there is just enough residual sweetness here for those who want something more dessert-like. I like to give out samples, and this one got rave reviews from everyone. It's the perfect balance of flavors; possibly the best hard cider recipe in Mr. Beer's lineup.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid cider, the founders would be proud Easy instructions resulted in a quality cider that has a hint of summer in it. This is still a drier cider, closer to an amber and less of a sweet taste that most commercial ciders. I altered the recipe a bit in that I added extra blended blueberries to really give it more flavor. Even with double blueberry it's not an overpowering blueberry flavor. Nor is it overly sweet. If you want to try an easy variation on a cider, this is a good one to go with.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just right! I added an extra can of fruit and everyone loved it, especially the girls. It wasn't too sweet but yet you could still taste the berries.
Date published: 2017-02-11
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