Hello all, usually thinking about beer. Occasionally mead. And now for first time thinking...."I could buy a gallon of apple cider and make hard cider." Then another thought crossed my mind. "What's apfelwein? And how is it different that cider?" I'm sure there is something in the cider forum over the last 6 years with the same thoughts.
But help a man out! I thought some yeast and some 'cold pasteurized' gallon of cider I could try making a cider and figure it out from there. If I like it, I may have to go bigger. But right now, I'm thinking Nottingham yeast. I have .5 gallon growlers, but thinking doing it in the gallon plastic jug it came in. I like the apple character in it. I like to know it's apple. Not a dry white wine. And I'm guessing apfelwein is just a 'heartier' cider. Wife bought a pear wine. Very sweet. but good. So I guess that's what I pictured an apfelwein as. bigger cider.
Thanks for any help or insight. I've been snooping around the cider forum for about 3 weeks now trying to get some insight. Still questions.