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Old 01-12-2009, 01:31 AM   #1
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Default Anyone ever make Apfelwein in the original bottle?

Ok, so how lazy are you? Does anyone ever make Apfelwein or cider in the original tree top (or other) bottle? My local supermarket has 2 gal plastic organic apple cider jugs on sale for real cheap and I was thinking "hmmm... I could add sugar, yeast and just plop a drilled bung and airlock on the top of that."

Anyone ever try that or does everyone have 7 carboys around just itching for a job?

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Old 01-12-2009, 01:51 AM   #2
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I have done that before with good results. It's great for small batches.

Oh, and I only have 6 Better Bottles sitting around.



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I did it the other day but didn't go so fancy as to use an airlock. Foil's just fine round these parts...

...these parts meaning my closet.

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Oh, if only I could afford just one...
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Old 03-08-2009, 12:02 AM   #5
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have made quite a few small batches in the original containers usualy either drill out the lid for an airlock with a light adhesive to keep it in place and leak free, or just use drilled bung, depending on what i have on hand

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Old 03-08-2009, 12:16 AM   #6
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I ferment in a BB, but then transfer to the original sanitized bottles the AJ came in. With the exception of a few carbonated bottles as an experiment. This stuff doesn't last long enough to require glass and fancy equipment. LOL

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I found some fresh pressed unfiltered cider in 1 gal glass jugs. I just poured a bit out for headspace, sprinkled in the appropriate amount of dry yeast and let 'er rip. Two weeks later I bottled it with priming sugar. Worked great!

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Oh, if only I could afford just one...
Man, they're like 20 bucks. You can afford that.
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I've used this 1 gallon jug with great success, although with a fair amount of pectin in it, but it was still delicious.

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I have a gallon of fresh cider from an orchard sitting in my basement.

I bought it on election day, and it's been sitting in my basement, chillin ever since. So far, it's cleared pretty well. I'm waiting until may to open it.

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