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Old 01-15-2009, 01:51 AM   #4371
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I used Red Star Montrachet as recommended by Ed. Never had this big a head before. There was a long lag between pitching the yeast (while filling the carboy with Apple juice) and the start of activity - about 36 hours. Maybe it was because the juice was very cold - about 40F when I put it in the Carboy.

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What kind of yeast did you use? I haven't made a batch yet, but from the pictures I have seen I noticed that its a pretty tame fermentation when using the dry wine yeast. If you used an ale yeast I would like to know how it comes out because I have some ale yeast that I would like to use, as long as it doesn't come out tasting like swill.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:35 PM   #4372
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I used Red Star Montrachet as recommended by Ed. Never had this big a head before. There was a long lag between pitching the yeast (while filling the carboy with Apple juice) and the start of activity - about 36 hours. Maybe it was because the juice was very cold - about 40F when I put it in the Carboy.

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Yeah I made a batch yesterday and the day before (no deviation from Ed's recipe) and they both started fermenting at the same time. I think the first batch took longer to start because my juice was too cold. Yesterday when I did the second batch I warmed the juice up in a hot water bath till it was 60-65 degrees and I had fermentation within 12 hours.

2 batches of Apfelwein in two days, I'm getting off to a good start!

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Old 01-16-2009, 05:36 PM   #4373
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Thanks, EdWort! Das schmeckt mir aber gut!

I made my first batch of Apfelwein back in late October, and am about to bottle.

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OG: 1.070... FG: 0.995 (but it is neither too dry nor too tart)

I used Montrachet yeast, but had little to no bad smell that others report. I did ferment cool in the basement, though (first couple weeks it was at 63, the last couple months it has been steady at 55).

I left it alone (except for an occastional gravity reading) for 3 months, and now...

The color lightened to a pale straw, and is now almost crystal clear. The aroma has a subtle hint of apple, and the taste is SPECTACULAR - more wine-like than cider, and very close to the Apfelwein I had in Hessen (actually, this is better IMHO).

I've been told by SWMBO to make sure we always have some of this on hand!

Vielen Dank, EdWort!
Prost!

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Old 01-16-2009, 07:27 PM   #4374
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Thanks, EdWort! Das schmeckt mir aber gut!
I took German back in high school, but I'm having a hard time understanding why "aber" instead of "sehr" fits there. (I'm trying to learn, not correct, in case it sounds that way.)

Can someone explain why "aber" (meaning "but") would take the meaning "very" instead of "sehr" (which literally means "very")?

Not really related to Apfelwein, I suppose...

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Old 01-16-2009, 09:07 PM   #4375
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Hegh,

I'm sure a native speaker will correct me, but here goes...

It's colloquial, not grammatically correct. I heard it quite a bit in my times over there in case such as, for example if you see a cute puppy: "Du bist aber süss!" or "Well, aren't you sweet"

A similar (though old fashioned) use in English might be something like: "He whipped him, but good."

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Old 01-17-2009, 11:28 AM   #4376
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this may not apply to your recipe, but when making apple mead ( cyser ) make sure that your apple juce is 100% with no preservatives. I wonder what this would be like with white labs sweet mead yeast?

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Hegh,

I'm sure a native speaker will correct me, but here goes...

It's colloquial, not grammatically correct. I heard it quite a bit in my times over there in case such as, for example if you see a cute puppy: "Du bist aber süss!" or "Well, aren't you sweet"

A similar (though old fashioned) use in English might be something like: "He whipped him, but good."

This is spot on as an explanation, not a native speaker myself but lived there for a good few years and I still speak it daily at work.
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Hegh,

I'm sure a native speaker will correct me, but here goes...

It's colloquial, not grammatically correct. I heard it quite a bit in my times over there in case such as, for example if you see a cute puppy: "Du bist aber süss!" or "Well, aren't you sweet"

A similar (though old fashioned) use in English might be something like: "He whipped him, but good."
Thanks! Although I don't study any more, I still think about it sometimes
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Hello all! I've just started my first solo brew, and as you can probably tell, it was Ed's apfelwein. Stuck as close to the recipe as I could - my FLHBS didn't have Montchartret, so I used Lavlin EC-1118. Two pounds of corn sugar, 6 gallons of "Berkley & Jensen" apple juice (water, concentrate, and ascorbic acid), some yeast nutrients and energizer - and watch out world! Specific gravity was 1.065, potential alcohol was 8.5% - exactly on spec. I'm looking forward to this.

Thanks for the recipe, Ed!

(PS: Yes, I did join the forum just because of this thread. )

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Old 01-19-2009, 07:37 PM   #4380
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Where do you get those orange lids on that carboys in the picture on page 1 of this thread? pretty neat looking

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