My brother owns a brewery and we make this exact recipe using his beer. It is outstanding. It takes like a spicy, orange, honey jelly, with slight hints of the beer. I did NOT make my own apple juice, because that just sounded like a big pain. I used the called for amount of bottled apple juice, but added a pack of pectin to the recipe. The jelly turned out great. We even used it for thumbprint cookies at Xmas.