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Old 04-16-2012, 01:22 PM   #9631
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I was wondering this myself. I just whipped this up Saturday. I've read through most of the thread, but not all 900ish pages lol. I think, and dont take my word for it, but the Red Star Montrachet yeast said 55 - 85 degrees. I think mine is about 75 degrees right now and fermenting like crazy! I dont know if i can wait 2 months
Yeah thats what I saw too that was a broad margin so I was jw what was ideal. Mine is at 65. And finally started to go steady. Nothing crazy
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:14 PM   #9632
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Ok made my first two 5 GAL batches and I am as excited as a kid in an apfelwein store. I stuck 100% to the original recipe with zero deviation (other than the apple juice brand).

My OG was just under 1.060, sound right? I used the Organic Apple Juice from BJ's.

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Old 04-16-2012, 11:31 PM   #9633
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how long do the farts last?
my condo's community basement is starting to stink lol

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Old 04-16-2012, 11:45 PM   #9634
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how long do the farts last?
my condo's community basement is starting to stink lol
Should be gone in 3-4 days
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:56 AM   #9635
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You get to enjoy the farts, cause you know they mean apfelwein is coming! So long as they're only in the basement, that is. I have community basement space, and I wonder what my neighbors think of the stacks of bottles and tons of apple juice i have stockpiled.

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Im not sure who it was in this thread that said it but I learned that a damp paper towel over the airlock really does pretty much fix the smell completely.

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I'm thinking about racking my 3 gallons of apfelwein (using a 3 gallon carboy) on a can of raspberry puree. My question is would it be ok to rack to a 5 gallon carboy for secondary or would this leave too much head space?

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Old 04-17-2012, 03:11 AM   #9638
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I brewed up a batch of this today but at the last minute I realized my LHBS had given me the wrong yeast. I thought the package was Red Star Montrachet but it was Red Star Pasteur Red.

Not that I can change anything but any thoughts as to whether this will make a difference?

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Old 04-17-2012, 03:22 AM   #9639
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Drinking some 6 month old apfelwein and really pissed I don't have another 15 gallons en route. And I have the montrachet yeast sitting on my brew table... Arg!

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Old 04-17-2012, 01:16 PM   #9640
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I'm thinking about racking my 3 gallons of apfelwein (using a 3 gallon carboy) on a can of raspberry puree. My question is would it be ok to rack to a 5 gallon carboy for secondary or would this leave too much head space?
no need for secondary.
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