Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Wine Making Forum > Man, I love Apfelwein
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-25-2013, 02:27 PM   #11341
arborman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 420
Liked 32 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 32

Default

Ive had this in my primary 5 gallon carboy since April 14th.... kinda forgot about it. Now all of a sudden I am worried that I have let it sit too long on the yeast/carboy. Am I OK to leave it for a bit longer in the primary, or should I consider transferring to a secondary or bottling it?

Id prefer a secondary, I am not prepared to bottle in the next month or so

__________________
arborman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-25-2013, 03:25 PM   #11342
Kdog22
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Spring, TX
Posts: 327
Liked 32 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 80

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roughster View Post
I started my 2nd batch yesterday using Montrachet. Woke up to a distinct apple smell and immediately knew what happened. Walked down stairs check the tub and saw that the Apfelwein had blew out its airlock. My first batch fermented vigorously using White Labs WLP720 Sweat Mead Yeast, but I never had to worry about an airlock blow out. This will be interesting to see the difference between the two batches!

If you use Montrachet, think about slapping a blowtube on instead of an airlock!
For what it's worth, I followed the recipe to the T. Same Apple juice, corn sugar amount and Montrachet wine yeast and did not have any overflow problems like that.
__________________
Kdog22 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-25-2013, 03:56 PM   #11343
Roughster
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Vacaville, CA
Posts: 120
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Yeah not sure why this batch took off so fiercely. It is still bubbling like mad and if I didn't have a blow off tube, it would be fouling an airlock still for sure. Maybe I got a weird batch of apple juice with higher than average sugar content?

__________________
Brewing whatever SWMBO wants or strikes my fancy!
Roughster is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-25-2013, 06:43 PM   #11344
Kdog22
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Spring, TX
Posts: 327
Liked 32 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 80

Default

Yeah i'm not sure. Mine bubbled like CRAZY for the first couple days but there was very little faom. Just tons of little bubbles floating upwards and along the sides.

__________________
Kdog22 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-25-2013, 09:10 PM   #11345
timcadieux
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 322
Liked 15 Times on 15 Posts
Likes Given: 26

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by arborman View Post
Ive had this in my primary 5 gallon carboy since April 14th.... kinda forgot about it. Now all of a sudden I am worried that I have let it sit too long on the yeast/carboy. Am I OK to leave it for a bit longer in the primary, or should I consider transferring to a secondary or bottling it?

Id prefer a secondary, I am not prepared to bottle in the next month or so
Mine have been aging since December on the yeast cake, no issue.
__________________

Fermenting - 10g Galaxy Pale Ale
Kegged - Raging Red Irish Ale, Black Widow Kolsch
On Deck - Captain Hooked on bitters ESB
On Tap - Revvy's Leffe Blonde Clone, Founders Porter Clone

timcadieux is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-26-2013, 01:24 PM   #11346
arborman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 420
Liked 32 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 32

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by timcadieux

Mine have been aging since December on the yeast cake, no issue.
Awesome, thank you! What's the longest I could leave in primary? A year?
__________________
arborman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-26-2013, 08:58 PM   #11347
Thunder_Chicken
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: The Hinterland of the South Shore, Massachusetts
Posts: 2,101
Liked 657 Times on 461 Posts
Likes Given: 178

Default

Just bottled my apfelwein that was in the primary for over 2 months. Anybody notice what a nice apfelwein dispenser a bottling bucket and spigot makes?

This stuff is ridiculous. I'm looking forward to a cold winter evening with SWMBO when I break this stuff out after 6 months...it's a liquid Barry White album.

__________________
Thunder_Chicken is offline
3
People Like This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-27-2013, 05:04 AM   #11348
Leadgolem
Drunken Monkey
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Leadgolem's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 3,716
Liked 964 Times on 738 Posts
Likes Given: 1763

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thunder_Chicken View Post
Just bottled my apfelwein that was in the primary for over 2 months. Anybody notice what a nice apfelwein dispenser a bottling bucket and spigot makes?

This stuff is ridiculous. I'm looking forward to a cold winter evening with SWMBO when I break this stuff out after 6 months...it's a liquid Barry White album.
Yeah, bottling buckets make great dispensers. Though I like mine chilled, and my bottling bucket won't fit in the fridge.

Yeah, this stuff is pretty much LPR.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Remmy
I'd rather work with yeast than work with people.
Leadgolem is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-27-2013, 01:38 PM   #11349
Bamsdealer
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Collegeville, Pa
Posts: 830
Liked 36 Times on 33 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

Forgot I made this till I went to use my carboy for a barleywine! Its been on the yeast for 6 months... hopefully that doesn't hurt. Question... do most drink this carbed or uncarbed? Its my first batch and I do keg.

__________________
Bamsdealer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-27-2013, 02:54 PM   #11350
spark_plug
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Brewtown, Canada Eh
Posts: 112
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bamsdealer View Post
Forgot I made this till I went to use my carboy for a barleywine! Its been on the yeast for 6 months... hopefully that doesn't hurt. Question... do most drink this carbed or uncarbed? Its my first batch and I do keg.
Drinking this stuff uncarbbed will give you quite a kick. Carb it up, and should knock you near out cold. I've drank as much as a gallon of it in a night, and don't remember a thing.

I rightfully name it "Apple Stumble Surprise" cause it will literally take you by surprise.
__________________
spark_plug is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Love The (Edwort's) Apfelwein solidghost Home Brewing Photo Forum 34 03-01-2013 01:56 PM
newbie to forum, love making wine etc. Apfelwein? Liah Cider Forum 11 12-31-2009 06:33 AM
My first EdWorts Apfelwein (Love is in the air) Hoggy General Beer Discussion 15 04-16-2009 03:55 AM
Oh MAN, I love my Apfelwein PeteOz77 Wine Making Forum 4 07-18-2008 10:36 PM
GOD I LOVE Apfelwein FSR402 Wine Making Forum 2 02-22-2008 12:47 PM