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Old 08-10-2007, 10:03 PM   #1
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okay. Since I have not been able to brew beer I have been making more apfelwein. Just started a batch and decided to use what I had on hand. This will be my third batch and it is doing some strange looking stuff!

I used safale so-4 and dark brown sugar (which I warmed in some apple juice not boiled). Never did any of that with the standard recipe! I noticed a kraeusen forming a few hours after pitching so I attached a blow off tube. Actually never used a blow-off before but had one in case. I missed the actual "blowing off" but you can see how far it went up the tube. As to the crud on the bottom. It is like some solar flares or a lava lamp. Not sure what it is but it is pretty active. Never had trub in the last batches? I am at a loss to explain the stuff at the very end of the vid!?

Cool stuff, check it out. Here is the

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WILD! ought to be interesting....
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Old 08-10-2007, 10:13 PM   #2
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Looks pretty funky! I have no idea how it will turn out, but I hope for the best for you.

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No, worries here. Just thought it was pretty unusual so i thought I would share.


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are you sure you're using safale yeast? That yeast was moving a lot but damn, I didn't know that could create lightning!

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Let us know how it tastes. It'll be more like an English Style with the ale yeast. I don't think it will be as clean as a wine based cider. I bet it'll be like a very appley ale w/ a touch of molassis. My first cider experience was with that style. Its still pretty good.

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Let us know how it tastes. It'll be more like an English Style with the ale yeast. I don't think it will be as clean as a wine based cider. I bet it'll be like a very appley ale w/ a touch of molassis. My first cider experience was with that style. Its still pretty good.

Will do... If ya'll remember in a couple of months!

Will certainly be different it is much darker so far but I know it will lighten up as it goes. I think I'll try another variation as i won't be making any beer soon.
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I watched this video and thought "Man, that looks freaking weird and kinda sick."

Fast-Forward to yesterday when I brewed Ed's Haus Pale. Now, my primary is going nuts with the same swirling hurricane thing going on! That's one heck of a fermentation going on in there! Must be that crazy Nottingham yeast that does it; for some reason it just makes things stir.

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