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Old 03-21-2008, 03:32 AM   #1
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Default Apfelwein oops, what have I done?

Hi there,

Due to the human error factor I made a mistake and didn't discover it until two weeks later:

I put the apple juice into the carboy and simply added the yeast alone. Got some fermentation and then it quit.

I discovered my mistake and just decided to plunge on. I simply added the required sugar and reblended. Got a smashing good ferment going, yay!

So my question is this: What will I end up with? The usual stuff or something different?

Thanks!

Jennifer

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Old 03-21-2008, 03:37 AM   #2
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I would think it would be fine. Consider the first round a starter!

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It'll be fine.

Adding DME to make a bigger beer even bigger is a common practice.

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whats dme?

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I'll bet you a pint that you will end up with the same results as normal. This stuff seems pretty forgiving.

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It will be tasty. Tasty happy apfelwein that will be making you alternately cursing and praising EdWort.

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Originally Posted by Petunia
Hi there,

Due to the human error factor I made a mistake and didn't discover it until two weeks later:

I put the apple juice into the carboy and simply added the yeast alone. Got some fermentation and then it quit.

I discovered my mistake and just decided to plunge on. I simply added the required sugar and reblended. Got a smashing good ferment going, yay!

So my question is this: What will I end up with? The usual stuff or something different?

Thanks!

Jennifer
EdWort is the expert, but from what I understand the sugar is not required for a healthy fermentation, it's there to produce a higher ABV.
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