Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Wine Making Forum > Man, I love Apfelwein
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-28-2012, 08:50 PM   #9701
A50SNAKE
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Delhi, ON
Posts: 165
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 98

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NineMilBill View Post
I believe standard practice is to balance the two until you reach your desired gravity, and then base the yeast off of the type of cyser you are going for in accordance with its alcohol tolerance. My brew book says my first Apfelwein hit 1.061...so just add diluted honey until you hit that in your applejuice. Matching the OG would assume that the standard Montrachet would be sufficient.
oh ok, thanks for your reply. I have used EC-1118 for my first batch of apfelwein, and my SP...and that's what I have on hand as well...I'll just maybe wing it and see what happens...I was thinking, if it was 2lbs of corn sugar, maybe it would be 2 lbs of honey...or maybe 4 lbs, since its maybe tougher to break down for the yeast...I'm not sure of all those specifics, that was why I was asking...so, I'll just see what happens, thanks again.
__________________
A50SNAKE is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-29-2012, 02:54 AM   #9702
tennesseean_87
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
tennesseean_87's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Philly, PA
Posts: 1,187
Liked 84 Times on 60 Posts
Likes Given: 105

Default

Quote:
I was thinking, if it was 2lbs of corn sugar, maybe it would be 2 lbs of honey...or maybe 4 lbs, since its maybe tougher to break down for the yeast
I don't think honey is all that tough for the yeast to break down, at least as an adjunct. It tends to ferment to dryness--leaving behind little flavor and only increasing the alcohol. I think the difficulty in mead is it's lack of nutrients, which the apple juice makes up for. Someone correct me if I am wrong.
tennesseean_87 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-29-2012, 03:38 AM   #9703
jeepinjeepin
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 6,392
Liked 1043 Times on 1022 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tennesseean_87

I don't think honey is all that tough for the yeast to break down, at least as an adjunct. It tends to ferment to dryness--leaving behind little flavor and only increasing the alcohol. I think the difficulty in mead is it's lack of nutrients, which the apple juice makes up for. Someone correct me if I am wrong.
I am thinking you are correct. Mother nature is fairly efficient. She wouldn't have bees making a complex sugar that's hard for baby bees to digest.
__________________

Walmart is about the only reason for open or concealed carry that I can get behind. -Randar

jeepinjeepin is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-29-2012, 04:41 AM   #9704
A50SNAKE
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Delhi, ON
Posts: 165
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 98

Default

wonderful news, thanks

__________________
A50SNAKE is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-29-2012, 04:59 AM   #9705
Anipaaday
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Covington, WA
Posts: 10
Default

Just bottled a batch that I subbed two 60oz bottles of POM juice from Costco. SWMBO says it tastes like a white zin. It is just a little more tart than the original. Can't wait till it has it's time in the bottle!!

__________________
Anipaaday is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-29-2012, 05:00 PM   #9706
mastamind
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Eastlake, Ohio
Posts: 40
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Anipaaday View Post
Just bottled a batch that I subbed two 60oz bottles of POM juice from Costco. SWMBO says it tastes like a white zin. It is just a little more tart than the original. Can't wait till it has it's time in the bottle!!
I was thinking of doing this exact thing. Would you recommend it?
__________________
mastamind is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-29-2012, 07:58 PM   #9707
SwampassJ
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Coral Springs, FL
Posts: 2,162
Liked 37 Times on 34 Posts
Likes Given: 53

Default

Drank about 16oz of it that didn't fit into 750ml bottles about an hour ago after having not eating anything today. Went straight to my head.

__________________

BLAH BLAH BLAH

SwampassJ is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-29-2012, 11:10 PM   #9708
mastamind
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Eastlake, Ohio
Posts: 40
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

How should I store this? I just re-sanitized the gallon jugs and put the finished product back into it. Will it be fine say 6 months from now or will mold start to grow in it?

__________________
mastamind is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-30-2012, 12:16 AM   #9709
yanksball14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Fishkill, NY
Posts: 15
Default

"brewed" tonight using Lalvin EC-1118 yeast. here we go! damn! I forgot to take a SG reading!

__________________
yanksball14 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-30-2012, 12:36 AM   #9710
NineMilBill
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 751
Liked 56 Times on 53 Posts
Likes Given: 63

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mastamind View Post
How should I store this? I just re-sanitized the gallon jugs and put the finished product back into it. Will it be fine say 6 months from now or will mold start to grow in it?
If you've let it go completely dry, just fill the gallon jugs up pretty high, and ensure the cap or however you're sealing it is air tight. It'll be good. Can you not bottle, either in beer bottles or wine bottles?
__________________
NineMilBill is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Love The (Edwort's) Apfelwein solidghost Home Brewing Photo Forum 34 03-01-2013 02:56 PM
newbie to forum, love making wine etc. Apfelwein? Liah Cider Forum 11 12-31-2009 07:33 AM
My first EdWorts Apfelwein (Love is in the air) Hoggy General Beer Discussion 15 04-16-2009 04:55 AM
Oh MAN, I love my Apfelwein PeteOz77 Wine Making Forum 4 07-18-2008 11:36 PM
GOD I LOVE Apfelwein FSR402 Wine Making Forum 2 02-22-2008 01:47 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS