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Old 09-21-2012, 05:15 AM   #1
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Default Bottled Apfelwein - sediment or...?

I made my first batch of Apfelwein and buried it in our pantry to age for holiday sharing. I pulled out a bottle after a couple of months and saw some colonies of stuff on the bottom. I think it's either some sediment from the apples or yeast slurry but would like to know if anybody can identify this. I hope I haven't ruined my first batch - I'm pretty careful about sanitation.

Input appreciated - Thanks!
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:17 AM   #2
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Looks yummy. Probably just residual particles from the apples that have gotten stuck together. You could have yeast in with the sediment too, helping it clump like that.



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Old 09-22-2012, 04:07 AM   #3
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Thanks Leadgolem - I bet you're right on the apple particles / possible yeast. You're definitely right on the 'Yummy', I popped a cork and it was delicious! I think the glass emphasized the sediment because it didn't look bad at all when poured in a glass. I'll be making this again! A big thanks to Ed Wort for this fantastic recipe!

Still - if anybody has bottled Apfelwein with this same result I would be interested to know. Before moving the bottle it looks pretty disturbing - not something I will be passing out at Christmas... not this batch anyway.

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Was it bubbly? whenever that happens to me it's cause the yeast has started back up again.

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Old 09-23-2012, 02:43 AM   #5
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No - I certainly can't see any bubbles. It does have a flavor that I can't name, I want to say either 'green' or possibly 'champagne', which does make me wonder if your yeast theory could be it. If it multiplies I'll really be concerned - but now I'm hoping it's just greedy racking and I pulled in some slurry. I was (am) thrilled about the novelty of this quick / easy brew. My other carboy has a cherry wine I've been racking since December, so I'm going the patient route with that one. Need more carboys

Thanks for the great suggestions!
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