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Old 05-22-2009, 04:56 AM   #1
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Hi everyone

just bottled my first batch of Edworts apfelwein last weekend.

5 gal 100% apple juice
1 Kg dextrose
Safale S-04 ale yeast

SG 1.058
FG 0.998

bottle primed with 2 tsp table sugar per 750ml bottle.

when i tasted it at bottling it was very dry. i realise that letting it ferment down to 998 should leave it quite dry, but will it stay like this even after aging?

i want to make another batch asap as im off work due to a dislocated shoulder. So..... if i wanted to try and make the next batch less dry and a little sweeter what would be the best way to go about it?

Add some unfermentable sugars? Stop fermentation around 1.010 or above?

or could i try both of these?

any help appreciated

Cheers

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or try a different yeast?

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or try a different yeast?
Different yeast will just lower the percentage. Try unfermentable sugar, I never had a lot of luck carbing this stuff without force carbing it in my keg.
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my first batch is just a little over the one month mark in the bottle. It is just now starting to show some signs of carbonation.

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Hi everyone

just bottled my first batch of Edworts apfelwein last weekend.

5 gal 100% apple juice
1 Kg dextrose
Safale S-04 ale yeast

SG 1.058
FG 0.998

bottle primed with 2 tsp table sugar per 750ml bottle.

when i tasted it at bottling it was very dry. i realise that letting it ferment down to 998 should leave it quite dry, but will it stay like this even after aging?

i want to make another batch asap as im off work due to a dislocated shoulder. So..... if i wanted to try and make the next batch less dry and a little sweeter what would be the best way to go about it?

Add some unfermentable sugars? Stop fermentation around 1.010 or above?

or could i try both of these?

any help appreciated

Cheers

Woody

Try making some graff.
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