Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > apfelwein fermentation

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-22-2008, 01:10 AM   #1
BoxofRain
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Long Island
Posts: 487
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default apfelwein fermentation

2 Super noob question here.

1) Ed calls for a 5 gallon carboy to ferment in. I shouldn't have any problem in a 6 gallon....right?

2) Should/Can I ferment longer than 6 weeks? Benefits/Disadvantage?

__________________
BoxofRain is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-22-2008, 01:14 AM   #2
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 60,590
Liked 4343 Times on 3158 Posts
Likes Given: 845

Default

Yes, a 6 gallon is fine.

Ferment as long as it takes. Sometimes, due to temperature and older yeast, things don't progress on the same timeline. That's fine- it'll be done when it's done, but like with beer!

__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-22-2008, 01:14 AM   #3
bearkluttz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Franklinton, NC
Posts: 276
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

1-yes
2) should-a month is usually fine. check sg can-yes benefits-time to age disadvantages- can't drink it as soon!

That should sum it up.

__________________

"You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning!" FC1(SW) Ruben Serrato


Primary: Polar Bear Pale Ale
Secondary: Red Haired Black Bear Stout
Apfelwein Carboy:
Apple/White Cranberry Hybrid
Bottled: EdWorts Apfelwein;RPA Red Panda Ale; Kodiak Brown

bearkluttz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-22-2008, 01:33 AM   #4
BoxofRain
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Long Island
Posts: 487
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

Thanks guys. I'll start on it sometime this week. A little treat for my wife in December after she has the baby.

__________________
BoxofRain 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
Apfelwein fermentation Suthrncomfrt1884 Cider Forum 5 07-14-2009 01:03 AM
Apfelwein Fermentation Temps HossTheGreat Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 07-01-2009 09:04 PM
Apfelwein Fermentation Temp HossTheGreat Cider Forum 1 06-29-2009 08:59 PM
Apfelwein fermentation temp Brandon O Cider Forum 6 07-07-2008 10:55 PM
apfelwein fermentation temps ethangray19 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 01-25-2008 01:05 PM