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Wolfhound180 12-24-2011 02:56 PM

Apfelwine question
 
I made a batch of Apfelwine about 2 months ago following edworts recipe. My wife decided that she would like it more if it were stronger (higher abv). It is still in primary as it has been for 2 months by the way. If I added 8 oz of corn sugar every couple of days would it continue to ferment?

vze2hnvz 12-24-2011 03:02 PM

As long as the brew's ABV isn't over the yeast's alcohol tolerance, I would say yes. What yeast did you use, and what was your starting and ending gravity?

Wolfhound180 12-24-2011 03:25 PM

To tell you the truth, I didn't take any gravities. I used red star Montrachet.

Yooper 12-24-2011 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Wolfhound180 (Post 3598301)
To tell you the truth, I didn't take any gravities. I used red star Montrachet.

Montrachet will easily go to 13% or so. You could add a bit of sugar (dissolved in some of the cider or in a little water) and see if it goes. It should. Once it's going, you can add a little more. Remember that when you do this, you'll end up with wine, not cider, and lose quite a bit of any "apply" taste. I make apple wine, and it's very nice. But I often add a pinch of tannin and some acid blend and get a nice fruity white wine.

Wolfhound180 12-24-2011 04:43 PM

Thanks for the help! I think that I'll make her a mead or wine next time.


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