Also, as far as lees in secondary, it can't hurt one bit. If anything, with Apfelwein, it'll help. People let theirs sit on the lees for 6+ months. You can always rack it one more time before you bottle. For fun, I put 1 gallon of mine into growlers sitting on some lees. I'm not planning on touching it for a year. Granted, it sucks to have growlers tied up like that but oh well.