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Old 12-31-2011, 01:32 AM   #8711
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Ok I need some help with this. I just started fermenting my third batch last night. Same everything as the last few times. I woke up this morning expecting to smell rhino farts and sadly there was nothing. I let it go all day and went to buy another packet of yeast just in case. Well I check on it again and this is what I see. A few floaties and a weird ring on top. Should I wait it out and see what happens or throw in another packet of yeast and pray or consider it a loss and start over?

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Old 12-31-2011, 02:18 AM   #8712
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Jamminjoe- just be patient- My first batch bubbled the airlock a ton. The second batch did nothing, I don't recall ever seeing a bubble come out. My third batch did nothing for a week, then bubbled for a couple days, then quit. The yeasties are still gettin'-r-dun in there.

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Old 12-31-2011, 02:31 AM   #8713
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Three of us killed two 1.5L bottles tonight.....WOW haha

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Old 12-31-2011, 03:16 AM   #8714
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Jamminjoe- just be patient- My first batch bubbled the airlock a ton. The second batch did nothing, I don't recall ever seeing a bubble come out. My third batch did nothing for a week, then bubbled for a couple days, then quit. The yeasties are still gettin'-r-dun in there.

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About what I was thinking I was more concerned about the stuff at the top. It didn't look similar to what I've seen before at the top of the juice, usually it is just a bunch of bubbles nothing like what I am seeing now.


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I have a feeling that is what is gonna happen to my first 2.5 gal. It's still in the fermenter after 5 months and I'm gonna wait a little while longer. Got another at 3 months and as posted earlier just "brewed" another one last night.
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:25 AM   #8715
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Default Oh, crap, I have created a monster...

So I'm now enjoying my first batch of apfelwein, and I can't stop drinking it! I must get a new batch started right away, because I know this one will not make it past the 2 month mark.

Why, oh why didn't I take the BLUE pill?

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Old 12-31-2011, 04:25 AM   #8716
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I would not leave the Apfelwein on the yeast more than 3 months. That's the max I go anymore.

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Old 12-31-2011, 04:26 AM   #8717
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Man, I love this stuff....

Nice Bembel and Grippe glasses.
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Old 12-31-2011, 05:07 AM   #8718
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I would not leave the Apfelwein on the yeast more than 3 months. That's the max I go anymore.
EdWort, any insight on if the picture I posted looks ok to you? I'm most likely over reacting, but to hear that I'm not going crazy would be good.
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:41 PM   #8719
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Thanks! I saw a post from you somewhere... Don't remember exactly where now, but you recommended Possmann as a good place to get them. I called them up and talked to Todd. Nicest fellow! Anybody looking for these, I highly recommend them. Thanks for the tip!
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Old 12-31-2011, 11:51 PM   #8720
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Golly, well I'm nowhere close to finishing reading this thread, but I went out and bought the exact ingredients good ole Ed recommended. Going to brew/mix this together tomorrow to welcome the new year.

Now to decide on whether or not to carb it (I'm bottling). Guess I have at least a month to choose!

PS. Bee Caves is a beautiful place. I have family out that way. The hill country is very missed by this former Austinite.

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