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Old 01-13-2007, 11:02 PM   #581
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About using juice with Asorbic Acid - Somebody else had asked this question a couple hundred posts ago. From my recollection I think they made a half batch with Nottinghams and that it turn out fine.

I think there was a comment later to follow Ed's recipe to the letter so I don't think it was an issue.

I had to shop around to find a suitable cider. It was common to find this in the juices. I used Midwest County Fare; 100% Juice & Pastuerized. It has water and apple juice concentrate. $2.99 a gallon. I found it at the local grocery store in the juice isle. I had three brands to choose from that had exactly the same ingredients.

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Old 01-14-2007, 12:00 AM   #582
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hey, I got a question didnt get answered before, hoping to get some help.I plan on bottle carbing my apfelwein. What I am wondering is, if I let it clear up nicely in the primary, and let all that trub settle at the bottom, if I then bottle it when its crystal clear, will the yeast not be all down the bottom, hence no yeast getting in the bottles for carbing it? or is there still microscopic yeast floating around in the clear clear apfelwein goodness, just waiting to get bottled? thanks

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Old 01-14-2007, 12:21 AM   #583
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hey, I got a question didnt get answered before, hoping to get some help.I plan on bottle carbing my apfelwein. What I am wondering is, if I let it clear up nicely in the primary, and let all that trub settle at the bottom, if I then bottle it when its crystal clear, will the yeast not be all down the bottom, hence no yeast getting in the bottles for carbing it? or is there still microscopic yeast floating around in the clear clear apfelwein goodness, just waiting to get bottled? thanks
All yeast are microscopic. There will be plenty in suspension.
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See Post 572 for carbonating.

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Bottling day has finally arrived - I am going to prime mine using DME and honey. Although it has been 5 weeks in - it still never completely cleared (I think that is due to the "All Natural" apple juice I used which had a cloudy look to begin with.

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Tasted a coffee cup full of it - WHEW! Strong! I am going to like this stuff when it carbonates!

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yeah, if it's cloudy when you buy it, it'll be cloudy when you bottle it.
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yeah, if it's cloudy when you buy it, it'll be cloudy when you bottle it.
A little cloudy, but it really fermented out apply dry. I used liquid ale yeast and threw in some brown sugar instead of corn sugar. Now that one of the carboys is available, I am trying your original recipe using the wine yeast next week. I looked at the calendar today and, whatdaknow - one month in the bottle = Valentine's Day. Hope it goes well with Godiva chocolate. I'll have to pop a bottle to share on the way to dinner that night.
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Sweet! I just picked up 10 gallons of Tree Top Juice today at Costco. Gonna spend 10 minutes and whip up two batches. That'll get me back to the 3 Better Bottle pictured at the top of this thread 500+ posts ago.

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Well thanks again Ed! I've been fermenting for about 2 weeks. I took a little taste last night to see how things were going....and WOW! really nice taste. definitely dry. nice and sweet with a nice apple resonation. This really tasted good for how simple and easy this recipe is.

I can't wait to taste it when it finishes!

Also had a question Ed, How long have you been able to store/age this stuff? Would like to bottle (non-primed) for a few months and see the difference in the taste.

Thanks again..applewein fan for sure!

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