So I have a 5 gal carboy of EdWort's apfelwein that I made in January of 2009...For reasons more involved than I have time or space to get into, I was never able to bottle it, so it's been sitting in the primary fermentor (in my cool and dark cellar) for a year and a half. I have tried to keep the airlock full, and to the best of my knowledge it's never dropped too low to lose the lock.
So the question is, should I bottle it? There has been no evaporation (apfelwein is still at the 5 gal line) and it doesn't look moldy or funky.
Am I wasting my time if I bottle? Should I just mix up a fresh batch?
I've never made apfelwein before, so I don't even know what it should taste like if I try to taste it before bottling...
Any thoughts are appreciated!!!