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Old 05-05-2007, 08:19 PM   #1
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Sorry for the cross-post peeps I tried posting in the thread but it is too big and people are just posting questions that will get no return so I will try again

Well As you know I started my first batch of Apfelwein on the last day of April and it is bubbling like mad. However My question is.

I looked high and low for the perfect applejuice, everything I found had all the bad stuff in it. However I did find and decided to use a brand from Presidents Choice. This is an organic Apple juice it is 100% pure, also is 100% unfiltered. I also was going to get the montrachet wine yeast and it was suggested I use the Rudsheimer from Wyeast

I guess my question is should I leave it unfiltered. or use a wine filter machine to filter and make it clear?

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Give it time, it'll probably clear up on its own.

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Even with Organic Unfiltered apple juice?

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Even with Organic Unfiltered apple juice?
Given enough time, I bet it will clear. The fermentation process works wonders on stuff like that.
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Or if you're really in a rush (and you can fit your carboy into it) stick it in the fridge for a week or so. This will settle any yeast that are floating around and should do the same for the other sediment. If it's still cloudy then it might be a pectin issue, and might be cleared with pectic enzyme or simply drank cloudy. Its not going to hurt ya

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I am not in a rush at all i have given the fermentation about 5 weeks ( or until the end of May) I know the Organic apple juice was cloudy when I bought it. however

Would you like me to post pics of it's process?

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Mine never cleared (I added a pound of honey), but it is cloudy and tasty.

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Most wines clear anyway- and even cloudy apple juice has cleared for me, without finings. No matter what, you shouldn't have to filter. If it's still cloudy after a month, you can add some sparkeloid and it'll clear right up. The only time I needed to use finings was for dandelion wine, though. Apple cider and juice do seem to clear just fine.

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Will the sparkalloid affect the yeast? I would like to carb this, and get it out of my primary, but after 6 weeks it's still not clear. Should I just wait longer?

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What I did is after mine fermented for a month I Xferred it to a carboy and let it sit down in the basement where it is usually about 58 F - 62 F for about 1 week to 10 days. I then transferred it back into my bottling bucket. then Primed it. I am very pleased in how it turned out. I will post a pic at the results.

Mine I used Organic Applejuice

Here is a pic This was bottled on Sunday June 3

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