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Old 09-18-2009, 07:54 PM   #1
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Default How to clear cloudy apfelwein?

So, decided to use cloudy unfiltered apple juice for this batch. I thought gelatin might clear it up like it does with my beers, but I was wrong. Is there anything I can do at this point to get it to clear up?

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Old 09-18-2009, 07:56 PM   #2
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Wait.

In time it will clear. Trust me the wait will be worth it. I think AW is vile before the 7 month mark when it starts to become drinkable. 1yr, is really when it gets good.

Just give it the time it needs and it will clear on its own.

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Old 09-18-2009, 08:06 PM   #3
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Wait.

In time it will clear. Trust me the wait will be worth it. I think AW is vile before the 7 month mark when it starts to become drinkable. 1yr, is really when it gets good.

Just give it the time it needs and it will clear on its own.
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Old 09-18-2009, 08:12 PM   #4
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I didn't know naturally cloudy juice would clear over time. Last batch was with filtered juice, and the yeast settled out after about a month and it looked and tasted like a great dry white wine.

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i recommend waiting. but if your in a hurry (which i DONT recommend) you could crash cool it. stick it in a fridge for a week.

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Old 09-21-2009, 09:40 PM   #6
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my first batch is still cloudy ~6 months. i think if the apple juice you use is cloudy, then the apfelwein will be too. i made sure to get clear juice after the first batch.

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I'm starting to think pectic enzyme might clear it. Has anyone tried that? I'm not a wine guy, but I would guess most of the haze is due to pectin, so it only makes sense that adding pectic enzyme (this is the same as pectinase right?) would cleave the pectin and eliminate the haze.

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Filter it through your liver.

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I used tree top cider with mine and it turned out very clear after about 4 months. I just left it alone. I could literally see through the carboy. Very nice

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I used tree top cider with mine and it turned out very clear after about 4 months. I just left it alone. I could literally see through the carboy. Very nice
Was it still in the primary, or had you racked to a secondary?

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