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“DIABETIC” BEER RECIPES    “DIABETIC” WINE RECIPES    “DIABETIC” CIDER & MEAD RECIPES

“DIABETIC” WINE RECIPES


Here are a few typical “diabetic” wine recipes. All are for an initial volume of 4.7 litres, thus allowing 200ml for losses/spillage & leaving a final volume of 4.5 litres (6 x 750ml bottles). Keep the O. G. below 1070 to limit the calories. These recipes are for dry wines, for sweeter wines use saccharin or some similar artificial sweetener, DO NOT use sugar, apart from the obvious reasons it could prove explosive if secondary fermentation occurs in the bottles.


Again it is a good idea to check all recipes with a calculators. The YoBrew Wine, Jam Etc. Calc’s were used for these recipes. They include calculations for calories/“carbs”.

“DIABETIC” BEER RECIPES    “DIABETIC” WINE RECIPES    “DIABETIC” CIDER & MEAD RECIPES

“DIABETIC” CIDER & MEAD RECIPES


Un-sweetened, fairly low alcohol ciders are fairly low in calories & carbohydrates. A 500ml glass of “Easy Cider” will contain about 3.5g carbs & 130 calories in total. A similar glass of “Pete’s Industrial Cider” will contain about 5.3g carbs & 240 calories in total. So, as usual, it is best to drink sensibly. At the expense of further tedious repetition, check all recipes with a calculator.


Meads will be a problem to the diabetes sufferer as honey contains unfermented sugars. 500g of honey in 4.5 litres will provide about 0.8g carbs in a 125ml glass, this will be increased if any fruits or juices are added (1 litre of apple juice will another 0.3g of carbs). Meads are therefore not recommended but, if you do wish to try them, keep the honey below 500g per 4.5 litres & the O. G. below 1070. If any fruits/juices are to be used, use strong-tasting ones & add them late in the fermentation stage (S.G. around 1000-1010 say - not critical), this will reduce the amounts of flavours & aromas lost & we will need them to prevent a too bland tasting mead. Ferment to dry &, if required, sweeten with saccharin or some similar artificial sweetener, DO NOT use sugar as this will add more calories/carbs & can start a dangerous secondary fermentation in the bottles.

GRAPPLEFRUIT

White grape juice (15.6g sugar/100ml)

Apple juice (11g)

Tinned fruit salad (13g sugar)

Sugar

Pectic enzyme

Bentonite

Yeast nutrient

Yeast.

2000ml

1000ml

400g

350g

1 tsp

1 tsp

1 tsp

Calculations (4.7 litres original vol.)

O.G.

F.G.

Alc. %

Final acidity %

Tannin %

Alcohol calories per 125ml glass

Carbohydrates per 125ml glass

Total calories

Units of alcohol


1065

995

9.3

0.62

0.01

65g

0.3g

66

1.16

APPLE & GRAPE

Basically a simple variation of the above recipe that ha slightly different final characteristics. Up to three florets of elderflowers can be added to this wine but smell them first as this will affect the aroma.

Apple juice (11g sugar/100ml)

White grape juice (15.6g)

Sugar

Pectic enzyme

Bentonite

Yeast nutrient

Yeast.

2000ml

1000ml

450g

1 tsp

1 tsp

1 tsp

Calculations (4.7 litres original vol.)

O.G.

F.G.

Alc. %

Final acidity %

Tannin %

Alcohol calories per 125ml glass

Carbohydrates per 125ml glass

Total calories

Units of alcohol


1066

995

9.5

0.6

0.01

66g

0.1g

67

1.19

WHITE GRAPPLE

White grape juice (15.6g sugar/100ml)

Apple juice (11g)

Sugar

Pectic enzyme

Bentonite

Yeast nutrient

Yeast.

2000ml

1000ml

450g

1 tsp

1 tsp

1 tsp

Calculations (4.7 litres original vol.)

O.G.

F.G.

Alc. %

Final acidity %

Tannin %

Alcohol calories per 125ml glass

Carbohydrates per 125ml glass

Total calories

Units of alcohol


1070

994

10

0.6

0.01

70g

0.1g

70

1.25

RED

Red grape juice (15.6g sugar/100ml)

Sugar

Pectic enzyme

Bentonite

Yeast nutrient

Yeast.

3000ml

400g

1 tsp

1 tsp

1 tsp

Calculations (4.7 litres original vol.)

O.G.

F.G.

Alc. %

Final acidity %

Tannin %

Alcohol calories per 125ml glass

Carbohydrates per 125ml glass

Total calories

Units of alcohol


1069

994

10

0.61

0.13

70g

0.1g

70

1.25

LIGHT RED

Red grape juice (15.6g sugar/100ml)

Apple juice (11g)

Sugar

Pectic enzyme

Bentonite

Yeast nutrient

Yeast.

2000ml

1000ml

450g

1 tsp

1 tsp

1 tsp

Calculations (4.7 litres original vol.)

O.G.

F.G.

Alc. %

Final acidity %

Tannin %

Alcohol calories per 125ml glass

Carbohydrates per 125ml glass

Total calories

Units of alcohol


1070

994

10

0.6

0.09

70g

0.1g

73

1.25

FIVE ALIVE

Tropicano or similar could replace the “Five Alive”.

Apple juice (11g sugar/100ml)

“Five Alive” (10g)

Sugar

Pectic enzyme

Bentonite

Yeast nutrient

Yeast.

2000ml

1000ml

550g

1 tsp

1 tsp

1 tsp

Calculations (4.7 litres original vol.)

O.G.

F.G.

Alc. %

Final acidity %

Tannin %

Alcohol calories per 125ml glass

Carbohydrates per 125ml glass

Total calories

Units of alcohol


1069

994

10

0.55

0.01

70g

0.1g

70

1.25

MIXED JUICE ROSÉ

Red grape juice will produce a darker colour.

White or red grape juice (15.6g sugar/100ml)

Apple juice (11g)

Cranberry & Raspberry juice (12.6g)

Sugar

Pectic enzyme

Bentonite

Yeast nutrient

Yeast.

1000ml


1000ml

1000ml

450g

1 tsp

1 tsp

1 tsp

Calculations (4.7 litres original vol.)

O.G.

F.G.

Alc. %

Final acidity %

Tannin %

Alcohol calories per 125ml glass

Carbohydrates per 125ml glass

Total calories

Units of alcohol


1067

995

9.7

0.62

0.05-0.09

68g

0.1g

68

1.2

“DIABETIC” BEER RECIPES    “DIABETIC” WINE RECIPES    “DIABETIC” CIDER & MEAD RECIPES

“DIABETIC” BEER & WINE RECIPES



            I really dislike terms like “diabetic beer” & “diabetic wines” & I’m sure that many diabetes sufferers will hate them even more than me, perhaps “diabetic friendly” would be more apt, but there again, some may find that condescending/patronising or politically too correct. Hopefully, dear reader, you will find that on this page at least, I’m not deliberately trying to offend anyone.


Right, after my pathetic grovelling, “diabetic” drinks should not be weak-tasting or bland like most normal pub drinks, why impose more hardships on to the poor diabetes sufferers? Remember the days when the tasteless “Kaliber” was advertised by that tasteless Scotsman? I’d rather drink “Bud”. Drinking should be enjoyable & so the following recipes are designed to help make it a pleasure for diabetes sufferers.


“DIABETIC” BEER RECIPES


Here are a few typical recipes for “diabetic” beer, I hope this is the correct terminology, please contact me if it is wrong. The estimated “Carbohydrates per 500ml glass” assumes a yeast of around 76% efficiency, & will be slightly lower if a higher efficiency yeast is used. The “Calories per 500ml glass” includes the carbohydrates, 1g carbs ≈ 3.75 cals. Ideally, this beer have no alcohol, more than about 3% ABV is pushing it a bit I suppose but drinking sensibly is what we all SHOULD do!


All beer recipes are for an initial volume of 23 litres unless otherwise stated.


The gravity calculations exclude the priming sugar & so the “effective” OG may be a degree or two higher than this.


The “priming sugars” given in the recipes may seem odd/difficult quantities but are based on level 5ml tsp measures per litre where:-

3.15g = 1 level 5ml tsp, 4.725g = 1½ level 5ml tsp & 6.3g = 2 level 5ml tsp. Priming sugar adds the carbonation or fizz to our brews.


The bitterness calculation assumes a 20% hop extract efficiency & that any sugars are added after the boil.


It is a good idea to check all recipes with a calculator. The YoBrew Beer Calc’s were used for these recipes & the “Extract calc.” page has an option for boiling the hops on their own, saving time & money. All the recipe design pages have the (important) calories/“carbs” calculations included.


David Barrow (david.barrow@live.co.uk) has done a lot of work using dry beer enzymes & this is incorporated in the YoBrew beer calc’s. The enzyme (amylase) is added at the rate of up to 3g per 25 litres, at this dosage the un-fermentable sugars are reduced to 35% (max.). The process allows the original recipe to have higher alcohol content with less carbohydrates & a dryer taste. The alcohol level can be reduced be reducing the sugar content.


My SAINSBUG’S PALE ALE! & WORTHEE recipes may also be worth a try.

BITTER

Malt extract light

Black malt

Sugar

Priming sugar g/litre

Target hops (11.2%)

Ale yeast

1800g

30g

450g

3.15 (1 level 5ml tsp)

30g + 5 (15 mins)


(Yeast efficiency)

O.G. (Including primer)

O.G. (Excluding primer)

F.G.

Alc. % (Including primer)

Bitterness EBU

Colour EBC

Alcohol calories per 500ml glass

Carbohydrates per 500ml glass

Total calories

Units of alcohol

Suggested drinking temp. °C

Calc.

(76%)

1033

1032

1005

3.6

31

20

101g

12.7g

150

1.8

10-13


(73%)

1033

1032

1006

3.6

31

20

98g

13.5g

150

1.8


(80%)

1033

1032

1004

3.8

31

20

105

11.7

149

1.9

Malt extract & black malt is boiled in 8.5 litres of  water with first batch of hops for 60 mins. “Late” hops are added 15 mins. from the end of the boil to give a more hoppy aroma & flavour. The malt extract & 450g of sugar is added to the fermenter & sparge the grains & hops into the fermenting bin.


In my calculations I normally assume a yeast efficiency of around 76%, the effect of using a yeast of lower (73%) & higher efficiencies (80%) can be seen in the above table.


Note that the higher the yeast efficiency the alcohol & calories are increased but the carbohydrates are paradoxically decreased.

Pete’s YoBrew Beer +

Wine & Jam Calculators

BROWN ALE

Brown ale is fundamentally a bottled mild ale.

Malt extract light

Crushed Crystal

Roast barley

Sugar

Priming sugar g/litre

Fuggles hops (4.5%)

Challenger hops (7.5%)

Ale yeast

1500g

250g

70g

110g

3.15 (1 level 5ml tsp)

30g

20g



O.G. (Including primer)

O.G. (Excluding primer)

F.G.

Alc. % (Including primer)

Bitterness EBU

Colour EBC

Alcohol calories per 500ml glass

Carbohydrates per 500ml glass

Total calories

Units of alcohol

Suggested drinking temp. °C

Calc.

1026

1025

1005

2.7

25

42

75g

11.1g

118

1.4

10-13

Malt extract, crystal malt & roast barley is boiled in 8.5 litres of  water with the hops for 60 mins. The 250g of sugar is added to the fermenter. Proceed as per the BITTER recipe.

LAGER

Malt extract light/extra light

Sugar

Priming sugar g/litre

Hallertaur hops (“Pacific” - 7.6%)

Lager yeast

1800g

400g

6.3 (2 level 5ml tsp)

35g


O.G. (Including primer)

O.G. (Excluding primer)

F.G.

Alc. % (Including primer)

Bitterness EBU

Colour EBC

Alcohol calories per 500ml glass

Carbohydrates per 500ml glass

Total calories

Units of alcohol

Suggested drinking temp. °C

Calc.

1033

1031

1005

3.7

23

8/4 (light/extra light extract)

102g

12.6g

150

1.8

8-13

Boiled the malt extract in 8.5 litres of  water with the hops for 60 mins. The 400g of sugar is added to the fermenter & sparge the hops into the fermenting bin.

MILD ALE

Malt extract light

Crystal malt

Crushed Black malt

Sugar (brown or white or mixed)

Priming sugar g/litre

Fuggles hops (4.5%)

Ale yeast

1500g

300g

80g

300g

3.15 (1 level 5ml tsp)

56g


O.G. (Including primer)

O.G. (Excluding primer)

F.G.

Alc. % (Including primer)

Bitterness EBU

Colour EBC

Alcohol calories per 500ml glass

Carbohydrates per 500ml glass

Total calories

Units of alcohol

Suggested drinking temp. °C

Calc.

1030

1028

1005

3.3

22

48

88g

11.9g

127

1.6

10-13

Boiled the malt extract in 8.5 litres of  water with the hops for 60 mins. The 300g of sugar is added to the fermenter. Proceed as per the BITTER recipe.

STOUT

This is a sweet stout but omitting the saccharin tablets will produce a dry drink.

Malt extract light

Black malt

Chocolate malt

Sugar (brown or white or mixed)

Priming sugar g/litre

Goldings hops (5.3%)

Target hops (11.2%)

Saccharin tablets (add after fermentation)

Ale yeast

1500g

120g

130g

370g

4.725 (1½ level 5ml tsp)

30g

30g


O.G. (Including primer)

O.G. (Excluding primer)

F.G.

Alc. % (Including primer)

Bitterness EBU

Colour EBC

Alcohol calories per 500ml glass

Carbohydrates per 500ml glass

Total calories

Units of alcohol

Suggested drinking temp. °C

Calc.

1030

1028

1005

3.3

41

97

92g

11.6g

137

1.7

10-13

Malt extract, crystal malt & roast barley is boiled in 8 litres of  water with the hops for 60 mins. The 370g of sugar is added to the fermenter. Proceed as per the BITTER recipe.

LIGHT ALE

Malt extract light

Sugar

Priming sugar g/litre

Fuggles hops (4.5%)

Ale yeast

1800g

230g

3.15 (1 level 5ml tsp)

67g


O.G. (Including primer)

O.G. (Excluding primer)

F.G.

Alc. % (Including primer)

Bitterness EBU

Colour EBC

Alcohol calories per 500ml glass

Carbohydrates per 500ml glass

Total calories

Units of alcohol

Suggested drinking temp. °C

Calc.

1029

1028

1005

3.1

27

8

86g

12.1g

132

1.6

10-13

Boiled the malt extract in 8.5 litres of  water with the hops for 60 mins. The 400g of sugar is added to the fermenter. Proceed as per the LAGER recipe.

WHEAT BEER

Wheat Malt extract

Sugar

Priming sugar g/litre

Saaz hops (2.2%)

Wheat beer yeast

1800g

325g

6.3 (2 level 5ml tsp)

90g


O.G. (Including primer)

O.G. (Excluding primer)

F.G.

Alc. % (Including primer)

Bitterness EBU

Colour EBC

Alcohol calories per 500ml glass

Carbohydrates per 500ml glass

Total calories

Units of alcohol

Suggested drinking temp. °C

Calc.

1032

1030

1005

3.5

17

7

97g

12.5g

145

1.8

8-10

Boiled the malt extract in 8.5 litres of  water with the hops for 60 mins. The 325g of sugar is added to the fermenter. Proceed as per the LAGER recipe.

DUNKEL PETER I (WHEAT BEER)

Wheat Malt extract

Chocolate malt

Sugar

Priming sugar g/litre

Tettnanger (5% AA)

Hallertau (2%)

Wheat beer yeast

1800g

125g

320g

6.3 (2 level 5ml tsp)

50g

20g


O.G. (Including primer)

O.G. (Excluding primer)

F.G.

Alc. % (Including primer)

Bitterness EBU

Colour EBC

Alcohol calories per 500ml glass

Carbohydrates per 500ml glass

Total calories

Units of alcohol

Suggested drinking temp. °C

Calc.

1033

1031

1006

3.6

25

49

100g

13g

150

1.8

8-10

Boiled the malt extract in 9 litres of  water with the hops for 60 mins. The 320g of sugar is added to the fermenter. Proceed as per the BITTER recipe.

DUNKEL PETER II (LAGER)

Malt extract - extra light

Chocolate malt

Sugar

Priming sugar g/litre

Tettnanger (5% AA)

Hallertau (2%)

Lager yeast

1800g

125g

320g

6.3 (2 level 5ml tsp)

50g

20g


O.G. (Including primer)

O.G. (Excluding primer)

F.G.

Alc. % (Including primer)

Bitterness EBU

Colour EBC

Alcohol calories per 500ml glass

Carbohydrates per 500ml glass

Total calories

Units of alcohol

Suggested drinking temp. °C

Calc.

1033

1031

1006

3.6

25

49

100g

13g

150

1.8

8-10

Boiled the malt extract in 9 litres of  water with the hops for 60 mins. The 320g of sugar is added to the fermenter. Proceed as per the BITTER recipe.

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