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Old 12-02-2011, 06:53 PM   #1
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Default Is my Apfelwein still good?

Been fermenting an Apfelwein since Febuary in a coat closet we don't use often. Temperature has been steady and the airlock still has plenty of vodka in it... meaning not dried out.
1. Is this batch still good/salvagable? It looks very clear.
2. Is so, what is the next step, sugar and bottle?
Thanks in advance for any advice!

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Old 12-02-2011, 06:54 PM   #2
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It's almost aged enough to drink.

It will be great. Bottle and enjoy. It's good either still or carbed.

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Old 12-02-2011, 06:56 PM   #3
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do it up. people here recommend leaving it for at least 6 months anyways. should be great

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it will be great. Bottle and enjoy. It's good either still or carbed.
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The longer that stuff sits the better, it's like jet fuel early on.

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Apfelwein has become my go-to drink. I almost, um, like it more than my beer.

I've only made two batches so far, with one batch still in the primary for about a month now, but it really is delicious. I carbonated mine. Leave it in the fridge a good few days before you try one. It makes it so much better. This applies to beer too in my case.

Also, my wife drinks one, maybe two, and she's out.

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Also, my wife drinks one, maybe two, and she's out.
Might be the single best reason to make the stuff

Thanks for all the good advice!
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