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John Beere 02-05-2007 01:52 AM

Score! Err.. I think
Our Wal-mart has pasturized jugs of apple cider on clearance for $2 a gallon, so I bought 20 gallons... heh. I've got a few packs of Cotes De Blanc yeast and am going to try EdWorts recipe for Apfelwein. I know his calls for Tree Top apple juice and not apple cider but it should work out ok, right?

Anyone know of any adjustments to his recipe I should consider? I'm planning on adding between 1~2 #s of dextrose as he suggests...

homebrewer_99 02-05-2007 02:06 AM

I would think the cider will take longer to clear.;)

John Beere 02-05-2007 02:18 AM

Yeah, I was thinking about that and don't know if I really care or not... I might try a batch straight from the bottle and another straining the cider on its way into the fermentor.

Schlenkerla 02-05-2007 03:31 PM

I'm going to try the likes of what you are doing with two 3 gallon batches.

One with Nottingham yeast w/o corn sugar.

One with 16 oz of Oregon Canned Raspberries and .5-1 lbs of corn sugar

mew 02-05-2007 06:54 PM

What's the alcohol range of cote des blancs compared to montrachet?

Schlenkerla 02-08-2007 01:54 AM

Here's a link to wine yeast info.



RichBrewer 02-08-2007 01:57 AM


Originally Posted by homebrewer_99
I would think the cider will take longer to clear.;)

At $10.00 a batch Who cares?

John Beere 02-08-2007 02:13 AM


Originally Posted by RichBrewer
At $10.00 a batch Who cares?

my thoughts exactly... ;)

homebrewer_99 02-08-2007 02:19 AM

I don't care either...I was just making an observation...;)

John Beere 02-08-2007 02:27 AM

I've been drinking a Vinoka Hard Cider kit I bought cheap off eBay... turned out pretty tasty. That stuff normally sells for $54 for 5 gallons. I bought the kit on a whim for around $30 shipped.

If my attempt at Apfelwein with this cheap cider turns out anywhere near as good as everyone says it is... we'll I really don't care how clear it is. heh :drunk:

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