New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Wine Making Forum > Another Apfelwein question




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-12-2012, 12:36 AM   #1
Steelie211
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 28
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default Another Apfelwein question

I didn't want to hijack anyones thread, but I have a question about Ed Worts Apfelwein. I am thinking about making a 3gallon batch tomorrow.

Questions:

1. I found the Tree Tops 100% Apple juice here are the ingredients Apple Juice from Concentrate (Water, Concentrated Apple Juice); Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C). Is this the correct juice?

2. Thinking of adding some sweetness (4oz of lactose) should I boil this before I pitch or should I just shake it up in a half a bottle of apple juice and pitch.

3. Is it better to rehydrate the yeast? Im using Lalvin EC-1118 because the LHBS didn't have Red Star Montrachet.

New to brewing just bottled my first batch and I found the thread for the Apfelwein and it looks awesome. I made it through the first 46 pages and will continue to follow. I just didn't want my post to get lost in the shuffle.

Thanks for any help you can offer



__________________
Steelie211 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-12-2012, 12:52 AM   #2
damdaman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 485
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts

Default

1) Yep.

2) Not sure.

3) Opinions vary, but rehydration can't hurt. I believe most manufacturers recommend it, but I've heard some people argue it's better to let the yeast rehydrate in the type of environment they're going to be living in, i.e. the liquid you're fermenting.



__________________
damdaman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-12-2012, 01:24 AM   #3
Steelie211
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 28
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Thanks for the help damdaman. I think I will rehydrate in some apple juice. Anyone else have any comments on the lactose question?

__________________
Steelie211 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-12-2012, 06:24 AM   #4
damdaman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 485
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steelie211 View Post
Thanks for the help damdaman. I think I will rehydrate in some apple juice. Anyone else have any comments on the lactose question?
Rehydrating in apple juice has the added benefit of acting as a sort of starter for the yeast, getting it active and bubbly before pitching. A lot of recipes I've looked at recommend exactly that, usually in orange or apple juice.
__________________
damdaman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-12-2012, 01:37 PM   #5
hazegray77
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 7
Default

I always make a starter with the fermentable im using, get yeast used to the environment they will be living in. Juice, yeast, nutrient in a growler. Shake the hell outta it and pitch the next day if you have good air lock activity. I've been to frankfurt germany, the appfelwine capitol of the world. They tasted very much like my cider, dry and not carbonated.

__________________
hazegray77 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-12-2012, 05:19 PM   #6
Steelie211
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 28
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Thanks for the info guys!! Can't wait to make this.



__________________
Steelie211 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Apfelwein Question CTBrew Wine Making Forum 3 04-22-2010 10:26 PM
yet another apfelwein question OHIOSTEVE Wine Making Forum 6 11-30-2009 11:41 PM
Apfelwein question machinehead131 Wine Making Forum 2 10-16-2009 12:35 AM
Apfelwein question? mresa641 Wine Making Forum 8 08-09-2008 04:54 AM
Apfelwein question nyer Wine Making Forum 1 03-21-2008 08:50 PM