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Old 01-14-2008, 12:25 AM   #1
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Default Aplfelwine Variations?

I love Ed's Apfelwine. I have about a 7-8 gal backlog right now. However, I want to experiment with some variations on the theme. I have heard of using some cranberry, or other fruit juice at a small ratio, using cinamon sticks and cloves, I think someone even said they were going to ferment it with some Green Tea.

What other flavors/spices have you experimented with, and did you like it?


Sorry if some of this is in the Apfelwine thread, i just don't have time to read through that whole thing!

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Old 01-17-2008, 06:59 PM   #2
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I have started making mine with cinnamon sticks and cloves, and use brown sugar instead of dextrose..... SWMBO puts it down mighty quickly....

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Old 01-23-2008, 09:58 PM   #3
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Ive done serveral now, all based on ideas ive picked out of the other threads:

10g Standard Aplfelwine (as per the original recipe)
5g at 1g Apple, 2g Blueberry, 2g Pomegranate, WINE YEAST
5g at 1g Apple, 2g Blueberry, 2g Pomegranate, CHAMPAIGN yeast
5g at 2.5g Apple, 2.5g Pomegranate, CIDER YEAST
5g Original but using liquid Champaign Yeast

Now im working on a new one:
1g Apple, 3g Blueberry, 1g Strawberry, again on Champaign Yeast.



Personally, all the yeast ive used except for the Red Star wine yeast has been White Labs Liquid yeasts. Ive also found that the Champaign yeast ferments insanely cleanly. I mean the stuff pops out completely clear in record time and has a very clean, slightly dry, but damn TASTY flavor! It seems to preserve the flavors better, HOWEVER that may just be because im also using more flavorful combinations that tend to stick out more.

The one brewed with White Labs cider yeast came out rather on the sweet end, not bad but im more into the clean dry flavor.

I must say, the Blueberry + Pomegranate combo was absolutely amazing. From the time i bottled it, it was completely gone in 3 weeks. People just couldn't get enough of it. It went down easy and smooth and oddly enough left less of a hangover aspect than the standard brew does. Possibly from the cleaner fermentation of the Champaign yeast.



Ideas? Comments? I havent tried spices JUST yet, but im gearing up to soon. As of today i have 3 free carboys so im looking to do 3 more variations this weekend!

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Old 01-23-2008, 10:11 PM   #4
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Last one I bottled.

4g AJ
1g Cranberry-Raspberry
2lbs CS
EC-118 yeast
Yeast Nutrient

It was really good going into the bottles so... I repeated this last weekend except this time adding 4 cinnamon sticks.

Next time going to vary by using the one g Cranberry-Raspberry sweetened with Splenda and increase the CS somewhat (because of the Splenda.)

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Ok - where do you find the Blueberry juice?

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Ok - where do you find the Blueberry juice?
We have a local store actually that carries 100% organic, nothing at all added, Blueberry Juice. Its in smaller bottles though, like 1/2 a gallon at a time, and im not joking when i say its easily 2x the price of apples.
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Ok - where do you find the Blueberry juice?

+1 on the pomegranite juice!

So, what does a batch of 1G Apple, 2G Blue, and 2G Pomy cost anyways?
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I've got a 3 gallon batch going with ginger.
I peeled and chopped about 3 inches of fresh ginger then steeped it in around two cups of the cider before I poured it into the carboy.

I get a definite ginger smell from the airlock. I hope the flavor sticks around. I've heard that many flavors go away if added during primary ferment.

We use 100% ginger juice at my work. If the flavor is gone from the ferment I'll just add some of that before bottling. I suppose I could have just done that from the beginning.... I just wanted to see what happened.

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+1 on the pomegranite juice!

So, what does a batch of 1G Apple, 2G Blue, and 2G Pomy cost anyways?
I found 2-bottles packaged of apple juice, 1g each, for like $9.00
Pomegranate was like $5 per 1/2 gallon
Blueberry was close to $11-12 PER 1/2 GALLON!

So yea, its DAMN tasty but not exactly cost effective.
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