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Old 12-29-2008, 05:35 PM   #1
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Default Apfelwein as Newbie First Brew?

Big cider fan and thought I would start with a Apfelwein
for my first batch and get it bottled to sit.

Can someone direct me to a killer receipe, looking for the
highest Alcohol by volume..

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Old 12-29-2008, 05:37 PM   #2
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search for EdWort's Apfelwein

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Old 12-29-2008, 05:45 PM   #3
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I think that apfelwein would be a good first batch, It's really easy to make and comes out great. You're gonna have to be patient though. Give it a good month of fermentation and some time to age after fermentation.

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Old 12-29-2008, 06:03 PM   #4
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agreed.
Edwort's Apfelwein is EXTREMELY popular around here. Most people generally have it around.
It would be a good first brew because you need proper sanitation and fermenting conditions. Other than that no brewing. So it would break you into those aspects by themselves before throwing in brewing aspects. I don't count apfelwein as brewing though. Just pouring.

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Old 12-29-2008, 06:07 PM   #5
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I'll save you the search (but please do look up the epic thread!)

5 gallons apple juice
2 lbs dextrose
1 package Montrachet yeast

mix together - ferment until clear (at the very least 6 weeks); bottle (carb or not) and age for a couple months.

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Old 12-29-2008, 06:09 PM   #6
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I'll save you the search (but please do look up the epic thread!)

5 gallons apple juice
2 lbs dextrose
1 package Montrachet yeast

mix together - ferment until clear (at the very least 6 weeks); bottle (carb or not) and age for a couple months.
Sweet thanks.. I'll look it up..

Newbie question... Can I take this directly into the Carboy?
What is the bucket for?
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:11 PM   #7
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Yes, you can mix it directly into the carboy. Ed Wort uses a 5 gallon Better bottle for this. Because it doesn't make a krausen layer, no need to put it in a larger container.

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Old 12-29-2008, 06:16 PM   #8
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Here's the link

Make sure to take heed of the "General Warnings."

GENERAL WARNINGS

Excessive consumption of Apfelwein WILL get you drunk at warp speed.

Drink a quart of water and take 3 aspirin before going to sleep tol help reduce the effects of excessive Apfelwein consumption as well as the urge to call EdWort a M'F**kR the next morning!
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apfelwein was my first batch. It turned out awesome.

Now I have a batch going that I made with grape juice instead of apple. I have no idea how it will be. anyone else tried this?

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Old 12-29-2008, 06:48 PM   #10
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I see mention in the original directions about storing at room
temp of 75 deg. First off the house is around 68-70deg but
I was actually planning on leaving in the garage. I live in
Northern California but it does get chilly in the garage.

Is this a problem?

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