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Old 01-07-2013, 11:17 PM   #11
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As an update on the cider, all 3 are bubbling away!

The first I made is down to 1 burp every 15-20sec, and the 2 new ones are burping every 2 seconds

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Old 01-08-2013, 05:02 PM   #12
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Congrats on the progress!

On the crates, any place like walmart or an organizational store (Bed Bath & Etc) should have them. Just don't skimp on the quality, you wouldn't want the bottoms busting out. A piece of cheap paneling inside on the bottom will also distribute the weight.

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Old 01-08-2013, 06:00 PM   #13
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The Container Store (if you have one in your area) carries traditional milk crates in many different colors.

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Old 01-11-2013, 03:26 PM   #14
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No Container Stores around... but there's a local seller that has them for $15/ea. I might buy a couple. Although I just lifted my 7gal carboy that's filled with Oxyclean water, and no real problems. I'm a pretty big dude (6'5 former weightlifter) so I don't really have issues with the weigh, and with rubber gloves, the grip is good, even with water. I also do everything in 1 part of the basement, so it's not a big deal.

Now back on topic with the apfelweins... they're fermenting away! All 3 carboys are the same orange/yellow hazy mess. It doesn't smell too much like sulphur, down there... but you can definitely tell stuff is fermenting in the back room

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Congrats on all of the carboys. I put all of mine in empty milk crates. They work awesome for moving carboys around. They are easier to carry than the neck handles (which shouldn't be used on full carboys) and it allows you to slide them around without worrying about the bottoms.
And you can store empty carboys upside down to drain the water and keep the dust out.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:23 PM   #16
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Anybody have any pics of their Apfelwein just before bottling? All 3 of mine are still very cloudy, which is to be expected, but I just wanted to get an idea of what to expect as far as clarity.

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Anybody have any pics of their Apfelwein just before bottling? All 3 of mine are still very cloudy, which is to be expected, but I just wanted to get an idea of what to expect as far as clarity.
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Anybody have any pics of their Apfelwein just before bottling? All 3 of mine are still very cloudy, which is to be expected, but I just wanted to get an idea of what to expect as far as clarity.
Have you tried cold crashing or chems. To clear it up?
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:18 PM   #19
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Oh, it's so not ready to bottle. It's only been 3.5 weeks since the first batch. Another 3-4 weeks to go, minimum.

Was just curious at what point I should get excited to look at the cider

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Depending on the batch it can go months before it clears with out chems .... but some never clear.

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