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Old 10-16-2007, 01:49 AM   #1
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I am making Apfelwein and it will be done in a few weeks. My question is what to do when it is done. I will not be bottling, as I don't have any and this is for a holiday party. I have heard of siphoning off, but I don't have another carboy right now (in use). Could I siphon it off into sterilized 2 liter or gallon bottles? I am basically tring to get all of the dead yeast and such that settles out of the brew.

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Old 10-16-2007, 02:33 AM   #2
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Hmmm... Is there no way you can bottle or keg it? You probably want it to age a bit, and really, 2 liters is kind of a funky way of doing it...

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Old 10-16-2007, 02:44 AM   #3
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You could try what I do, go to your local bottle redemption center and buy some empty wine bottles.

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Old 10-17-2007, 01:28 AM   #4
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Could I just age it in what it is in now?

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Yes. It won't hurt the Apfelwein any if you let it sit in primary for more than a month. I think Ed's said before that he will leave his in primary for up to 3 months, without any problems. I personally leave my Apfelwein in primary for a month, then rack and let sit another month to clear before I bottle.

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