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Old 03-01-2008, 01:21 AM   #1
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Iam not really sure if what I'm thinking is possible the only reason I do think it is is because I was able to take store brought grape juice and forment it sucessfully unto a strong alcoholic beverage in about a weeks time.I'm wondering if it's possible to take say any type of yeast (bread,wine yeast,baking,etc) and produce like an I don't know something like an apple cider I guess what I'm really aiming for is something like woodchuck.somebody please feel free to correct me on any of this I'm still just a beginner.

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I guess that feremented grape juice has the potential to end up similar to Apfelwein. I may try a grape juice version of Apfelwein someday.

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How old are you? I thought you were interested in Smirnoff Ice?

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I guess that feremented grape juice has the potential to end up similar to Apfelwein. I may try a grape juice version of Apfelwein someday.
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How old are you? I thought you were interested in Smirnoff Ice?
Apparently 22, but as a 21 year old, we are not all bad at a young age, I know a lot of you got into the hobby early.

But to answer your question, yes you can ferment apple juice. With no or little added sugar, it will be a nice cider. If you follow the Apfelwein directions, you will have a 8.5% abv apple drink. In both cases you will finish with a dry, crisp beverage that will taste little like woodchuck. Woodchuck is left decently sweet, so to get close you would have to backsweeten by either killing th yeast off chemically or use non-fermentable sugars (splenda or lactose)

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sweet I'm 22 I was interested in the ice but I remember the bad hangovers I would get the next day I never had that with any other beverage so I think I'll stick to apple cider.

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Sweet! I'm 22.

I was interested in the Ice, but I remember the bad hangovers I would get the next day. I never had that problem with any other beverage. So, I think I'll stick to apple cider.
Isn't that easier to read? chriso tried giving you similar advice in this thread.

I'm not trying to be over-critical, and I don't want to upset the brand new guy, but your posts are incredibly difficult to read.

Have a good read through the apfelwein thread. It should help you immensely. If nothing else, read the first bit where EdWort answers most of the common questions. Also, don't use baking yeast in your cider. It won't turn out nearly as well as if you use brewer's yeast. Using wine yeast will usually result in a dry cider, while a specialty strain designed for cider may give you a sweeter result.
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:00 AM   #10
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If you want somthing good and easy (pretty much just combine 3 ingredients..) the best bet is the cider. 15 bucks for to make that...i dunno about a week but starting at 1.070 down to under 1 after a good couple weeks makes for some good high and tasty alcohol content. read up and best of luck.

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