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Old 12-14-2006, 07:13 PM   #1
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Default Another German Delicacy - Federweisser

Well, the German Mother-in-Law arrives in a week, so I'm off on another project. This time it is Federweisser or Neuwein (New Wine).

Federweisser is a seasonal drink that is available about a week after the grape harvest in Germany. Folks start drinking the wine as soon as it has about 4% abv, but it's pretty sweet then and still full of yeast. SWMBO and her mom love it, so this year I'm adding a new twist. At 7 days, I'm going to keg it and dispense it from my kegerator with CO2. A little carbonation is great with this drink and SWMBO will be making some Zweibelkuchen (Onion Cake) to go along with it.

We'll see how long it lasts.

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Hi EdWort,

Your Apfelwein recipe was a hit, SWMBO and I loved it along with everyone else who tried it.

What is your recipe for Federweisser?

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What is your recipe for Federweisser?
It's pretty simple. Get a can of Alexander's Sun Country Concentrates - Emerald Riesling (You can get it from Northern Brewer). 1 Can makes 2.5 gallons. Follow the instructions on the can. Ferment in a bucket with a spigot. Start drinking it in 7 days. Each day will taste different.

Get it in containers and refrigerated by day 10.
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Interesting...very quick! What yeast do you recommend?

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Onion cake and green fermented beverages. Are you familiar with the term Scott Pack?


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Newly fermenting wine and zweibelkuchen. Yum yum.

Add a side plate of sauerkraut and a soleier or two for a full rectal prolapse....

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Onion cake and green fermented beverages. Are you familiar with the term Scott Pack?


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Interesting...very quick! What yeast do you recommend?
A good dry white wine yeast like Lalvin 71B-1122.


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what the hell is onion cake? i like onions and i like cake sounds like a winning combo to me!

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Here's a recipe for Zwiebelkuchen from Allrecipies.com

Zwiebelkuchen

German Zwiebelkuchen (Onion Pie)
Submitted by: Bill Whitford
Rated: 5 out of 5 by 11 members Prep Time: 1 Hour
Cook Time: 1 Hour Ready In: 2 Hours
Yields: 11 servings
"Zwiebelkuchen is an onion pie from Swabia, in south-central Germany. It is a special time of year, in the fall, when the mom & pop winemakers will open a BasinWirtschaft in their barn or garage. They serve the new wine, fresh zwiebelkuchen, and perhaps some wurst, for a minimal fee. A few tables are set up, and they are open when they have time to serve. To indicate they are serving, they will hang a straw broom over the doorway. The combination of the onions and the 'green ' wine can have explosive consequences later on!"
INGREDIENTS:
6 pounds onions, sliced
4 slices bacon
1 (16 ounce) container sour
cream
4 egg

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon caraway seed
2 recipes pastry for a 9 inch
single crust pie
DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a jelly-roll pan or large pizza pan with prepared dough, making sure dough extends up sides of pan.
2. Saute onion in a until translucent and pour cooked onion into a large mixing bowl. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, chop and add to onion; mix well.
3. Stir in sour cream. Beat eggs enough to break up yolks, then mix in to pie mixture. Add flour to thicken mixture (onions will create a lot of water), then add salt. Mix well and pour mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle top with caraway seed.
4. Bake in preheated oven for about 1 hour, or until onions start to turn golden brown on top.

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