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Old 08-19-2008, 08:23 PM   #1
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Default Best juice for Apfelwein?

I'm ordering the equipment I need to start a batch of Apfelwein, but I was wondering which juices have produced the best finished product. All I have locally are Publix/Walmart/etc., which seem to only stock Mott's, White House, and the house brand. I figured I'd go with White House, as I think it tastes better and more "real" than other sweeter, almost candy-like juices.

What is the general consensus on juice choices?



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Old 08-19-2008, 08:25 PM   #2
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I used the Whole Foods Store brand and so far all i can say is WOOHOO!!



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Old 08-19-2008, 08:25 PM   #3
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I'm in the Mott's group. I love it and it's cheap.

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I always use Walmart's house brand.

Just make sure it's "all natural".

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I'm starting some experiments on this subject, one-gallon batches using pretty much every kind of apple juice I can find. So far of what I have used though, the best was the martinelli's brand, it can be pricy though.

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Mix them all up! I guess the trick is then to figure which combination works best.

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I've used mostly Mott's but have also used the WalMart Great Value brand with no problems.

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I'm making my first batch, but I'm using some "Sam's Club" brand from Walmart. $2 for a half gallon. It's all natural, no preservatives, not from concentrate. This is actually the first "real" smelling apple juice I've run into in a long time.

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Whatever brand you do get, just make sure that it's 100% juice and doesn't have any preservatives (sodium benzoate) as it will kill the yeast.

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I think Kroger has a deal on apple juice until the first week of September.... I don't remember the exact price (somewhere like $1.65 for 64oz) but don't quote me on this...



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