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Old 10-02-2007, 11:28 AM   #1
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Default Apfelwein with an Ale yeast?

I would like to make an Apfelwein using the following:

5 Gallons of 100% apple juice.
2 pounds of (Dextrose) corn sugar
White Labs American Ale Yeast Blend WLP060

I would like some opinions on if this is possible with the ingredients above to make a good Apfelwein. The reason I want to use the american ale yeast is I have it in a primary right now. I'm hoping with using an ale yeast that it will produe a sweeter apfelwein. If anyone has any links of apfelweins with an ale yeast please share. Thanks

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Old 10-02-2007, 02:50 PM   #2
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I personally haven't made it with an ale yeast, but I know that there are those that have. You may want to check out the monster Apfelwein thread for more information.

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Old 10-02-2007, 08:20 PM   #3
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I used WLP300...

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Old 10-03-2007, 12:12 AM   #4
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With wlp300 how did it turn out?

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I use T-58 dry ale yeast.

According to a German couple it tastes just like the real stuff from Hessen in Germany.

PS - not carbonated or extra sweetned as the original apfelwein is not either.

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I use T-58 dry ale yeast.

According to a German couple it tastes just like the real stuff from Hessen in Germany.

PS - not carbonated or extra sweetned as the original apfelwein is not either.
Vels,

Great to hear from Denmark! Thansk for the info in your post. My best friend that I brew with was a exchange student in Copenhagen back in 1995. He had a great time over there and learned a lot about the culture. His host friend (Alex) was a great guy. We still want to plan a trip to copenhagen and will def. take the train to Amsterdam if we get the chance!! Since then I got married so I guess I beeter plan on getting permission from the wife first!! Cheers
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I like to use danster windsor ale yeast. It gives it a fruity note, a little sweet.
i like it!

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I like to use Danstar Windsor Ale yeast. It gives it a fruity note.
I like it!

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I used Nottingham on my last batch. I have yet to see how it turns out....smells good though!

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With wlp300 how did it turn out?
That's the setup I've got going right now. The smell coming out of the air lock is fantastic, but when i stole a little taste this afternoon the flavor didn't match. In three weeks it's moved from 1.067 to 1.010, so it's till got a little way to go. The taste i took today had a very light (almost hidden) apple flavor and a very strong ETOH taste. Hopefully those will reverse with a little more time
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