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Skeeter Pee 5 20.00%
Apfelwein 20 80.00%
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:46 AM   #1
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Default Please VOTE I need your input

I have my primary and an empty 5 gal carboy empty.
I have been wanting to try Skeeter pee and Apfelwein for a while now. Help me decide! Thanks-Giddy

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Old 01-17-2012, 04:15 AM   #2
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Apfelwein. I love me some skeeter pee, but Apfelwein is a top shelf, age it out and love it wine where skeeter pee is just an outback playin horseshoes hard lemonade.

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Old 01-17-2012, 12:09 PM   #3
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I've never had skeeter pee, but Apfelwein is the bomb especially aged.

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Old 01-17-2012, 12:14 PM   #4
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My wife loves the apfelwein. My wife's friends love the apfelwein. Therefore, having apfelwein on tap means that I have spousal support to brew, and have get togethers at the house.

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Old 01-17-2012, 12:34 PM   #5
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Make the apfelwein then do the skeeter pee on the apfelwein yeast cake. Can't go wrong.

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Old 01-17-2012, 03:28 PM   #6
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I'm in the minority, I find nothing redeeming about Apfelwein. Never had Skeeter and it sounds like I'd rather make an Oktoberfest.

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Old 01-17-2012, 06:23 PM   #7
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You know.. I voted apfelwein but on consideration I should have said skeeterpee, and my consideration is thus:

Skeeterpee can and should be drunk young. Apfelwein has an aging curve in which it improves greatly. So if you make the skeeterpee and then start the apfelwein as soon as the pee hits secondary, you should have much wonderful things to drink back-to-back, with the apfelwein just hitting its stride as you finish the last of the pee (this is a BS possible scenario based on an assumption regarding how fast you drink lol)

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Old 01-17-2012, 06:30 PM   #8
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Default One or the other... nah I say both.

I vote for making the apfelwein first let it go for a few weeks, the put in secondary. Then toss the skeeter pee in on the cake, this will drastically reduce the additional steps to get the skeeter pee started. I have done a number of times and it works great. You will get your apfelwein started first since it need time to mellow and your skeeter pee will be finished just in time for spring.

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Thanks for all the replys and votes!!! Keep em' coming!!

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Old 01-17-2012, 08:26 PM   #10
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Make the apfelwein then do the skeeter pee on the apfelwein yeast cake. Can't go wrong.
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