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Old 11-15-2006, 07:59 PM   #131
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One more question: I read somewhere (wikipedia maybe?) that some people say this Apfelwein "tastes like nothing until 7 servings or so..."; And I've seen here where you need to drink one before you realize the apple is there.

Is this accurate? Am I just going to have an alcoholic liquid with no real flavor? If so, that's not really what I was aiming for here... How do I infuse some more flavor into this? Can I kill off the yeast (like in hard cider) and add some sugars to sweeten this up (if of course I want to leave it uncarbed)? Or will it have noticable flavor without undertaking this type of measure. Again, I'm not a wine fan, so drinking some very dry alcoholic beverage isn't my plan here... (I guess if need be I can just cut it all with 7-Up, but...)

For reference, my recipe for 2.25 gallons was: 2 Gallon Juice, 1 Can Concentrate, 3/4lb. Brown Sugar, and Nottingham Yeast.

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Old 11-15-2006, 08:16 PM   #132
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Interesting read:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apfelwein

It says here Apfelwein is 5.5-7% ABV, but I'm sure the OP is more knowledgeable than this "encyclopedia" and the 8.5% is correct for the region he discussed. This IS where I saw the "no flavor until after 7 glasses..." note also.

Some interesting "cocktails" listed on Wiki also including the club soda mix, cola, OJ, etc.

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Old 11-15-2006, 08:20 PM   #133
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RDWHAAW!

I think we're mostly all new to this with the exception of EdWort.

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Old 11-15-2006, 08:26 PM   #134
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Hey Silkky, give us more than 30 seconds to respond before you post again.

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Old 11-15-2006, 08:34 PM   #135
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Slow day in the office; haha...

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Old 11-15-2006, 11:45 PM   #136
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Well, one more update on my end and one more question. I waited several hours this time.

18 hours after pitching I have tons of bubbles flying up the sides of my fermenter. Looks like all is well. Now, onto the question. I had this in the pantry upstairs and it was at 74 when I pitched and sat overnight. The ferment activity has pushed the temp up to 78ish as of now, which is too high for my taste. So, I've moved it to the basement.

The problem with the basement right now is that it reaches as low as 64 on the colder nights. Will Nottingham remain active at that temp?

I searched and found this on Midwest Supplies, but there is nothing on the packet itself:
"Lallemand Nottingham Ale (11 grams): This high flocculating yeast strain will ferment to near full attenuation. Its neutrality allows it to be used in a wide variety of styles, as it allows the true flavor of the malt to come through. Also ferments well at lower temperatures, down to 57 degrees Farenheit, so it may be used to brew lager-style beers. Ferments between 57 and 70 degrees."

Judging by this info, I should be fine, but wanted to know if it was accurate from everyones exprerience? Could you really use this stuff to Lager?!?

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Old 11-16-2006, 12:07 AM   #137
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Put your primary in a tub of water to keep the temp more constant.

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Old 11-16-2006, 12:41 AM   #138
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It's pretty constant in the basement; just a constant 64-68, as opposed to 72-76 upstairs.

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Old 11-16-2006, 01:27 AM   #139
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mine has been going crazy and it's been in that same range of 64-68. But I keep a sweatshirt on mine, in the hopes of steadying temp fluctuations (and my carboy looks "cute" with a red hoodie on).

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I have a blanket on mine as well...

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