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GIusedtoBe 10-03-2007 01:00 PM

Apfelwine questions ?????
 
I'm not a big wine/mead/anything other than beer drinker but I started a carboy w/ Edwort's apfelwine and I have a few questions:

Is it better carbonated or not?

If you bottle carbonate, is there a lot of sediment?

Has anyone ever filtered this stuff and then force carbed and then bottled it like commercial operations would? I'm going to give some away as gifts and the non homebrewer types might not like the sediment.

How long does this stuff need to age to be at its best?

Thanks,
Al

jezter6 10-03-2007 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GIusedtoBe
I'm not a big wine/mead/anything other than beer drinker but I started a carboy w/ Edwort's apfelwine and I have a few questions:

Is it better carbonated or not?

If you bottle carbonate, is there a lot of sediment?

Has anyone ever filtered this stuff and then force carbed and then bottled it like commercial operations would? I'm going to give some away as gifts and the non homebrewer types might not like the sediment.

How long does this stuff need to age to be at its best?

Thanks,
Al

I have every intention of using a yeast killer to drop all yeast out and force carb in my keg. Be aware, that by default it is very very dry, which doesn't taste all that good for some people.

I sweetened mine up by putting a can of AJ concentrate in to get it to ferment a little more and bring back some residual sweetness.

EdWort 10-03-2007 01:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jezter6
Be aware, that by default it is very very dry, which doesn't taste all that good for some people.

Ahh yes, but some of those folks don't follow the three glass rule. :D

It is a very dry drink, but there are loads of folks who do like it just the way it is, crisp, dry, & refreshing. It gets much better with a little age on it, like 6 months.

Then again there are folks who do like to sweeten theirs, so to each their own. Either way, it's a tasty drink, but be sure to follow the general warnings listed in the first post of the Apfelwein thread.

GIusedtoBe 10-03-2007 06:24 PM

Hey Ed can you take a stab at my questions?


Thanks,
Al

talleymonster 10-03-2007 06:35 PM

Is it better carbonated or not?
I have had it both ways. Flat is more like wine. I carb most of mine.

If you bottle carbonate, is there a lot of sediment?
I bottle carb. there is a thin, compacted layer of sediment on the bottom, but not much.

Has anyone ever filtered this stuff and then force carbed and then bottled it like commercial operations would? I'm going to give some away as gifts and the non homebrewer types might not like the sediment.
I have no idea,

How long does this stuff need to age to be at its best?
Edwort says it's real good after 6 months

aekdbbop 10-03-2007 06:45 PM

god.. 6 months is soooo long to wait! I dont understand how some of you guys have that much patience!

talleymonster 10-03-2007 06:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aekdbbop
god.. 6 months is soooo long to wait! I dont understand how some of you guys have that much patience!

I'm betting you don't make a lot of wine:D

TexLaw 10-03-2007 07:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aekdbbop
god.. 6 months is soooo long to wait! I dont understand how some of you guys have that much patience!

It comes from knowing things get better with time.

And, if you keep stuff on hand, you only have to be patient once. :)


TL

jezter6 10-03-2007 07:25 PM

The only way to let it go 6 months is to make another batch right now, that way you're busy on the other batch and can let the rest sit for a bit.

Hell, make 2 batches right now, because you know it won't last.

aekdbbop 10-03-2007 07:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by talleymonster
I'm betting you don't make a lot of wine:D

nope, dont have the patience! :drunk:


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