I fired up my first batch of apfelwein on Oct 18th. It's happily bubbling away downstairs... and I was thinking about gifting some of it around xmas time.
I'm planning on doing 2 beer kits as well, and I thought a tasters pack would be a good gift (and it gives me a good excuse to start a pipeline).
I'd like to prime and bottle the apfelwein so I can be carbed. Here's my big question:
Primary for as long as possible, then prime and bottle, gift it, and tell people to wait 3 weeks before opening it.
Primary until Dec 1, then prime and bottle so it's ready to go by xmas. Bottle conditioning should mellow it out over time. Not ideal, but more feasible.....
What's the consensus?