Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Last Sponsor Giveaway of the Year!

Come Enter the BrewDeals/FastFerment Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > noob question
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-21-2007, 03:36 PM   #1
kforest236
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 28
Default noob question

I am planning on trying a batch of Edwort's apfelwien. I have read many threads including this one http://homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=29003. In this Airtight is described Red Star Montrachet as making it "extremely dry". My question is, what are the characteristics of a dry cider verses wet (i assume would be opposite of dry)?

__________________
kforest236 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-21-2007, 03:38 PM   #2
Beerrific
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Beerrific's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Georgia
Posts: 5,600
Liked 45 Times on 37 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

In this case the opposite of dry is sweet. It is usually described as dry because of the higher level of alcohol (thus less sugar) and the alcohol has a dry mouth feel. Montrachet yeast is very good at converting sugar to alcohol (high attenuation) so it results in drier wines.

__________________
Beerrific is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-21-2007, 03:42 PM   #3
ohiobrewtus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ohiobrewtus's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 7,814
Liked 37 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Some have used ale yeast in Apfelwein in order to sweeten the mouthfeel a bit. I personally don't think it's necessary. I use Red Star champagne yeast in all my batches of Apfelwein.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_bird
Well, if you *love* it.... again, note that my A.S.S. has five pounds.
ohiobrewtus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-21-2007, 03:43 PM   #4
kforest236
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 28
Default

thanks for the quick reply. Have you tried any of the other yeast mentioned? should I just start with the original? I was not super impressed by my first batch of beer and would really like to make something good.

__________________
kforest236 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-21-2007, 03:58 PM   #5
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 62,311
Liked 4782 Times on 3477 Posts
Likes Given: 956

Default

Unless you have some experience, I'd suggest following the recipe the first time. We can always tell you how to sweeten it if it's too dry for you.

Once you have some experience, you'll be able to try different yeasts and maybe some different ingredients and make it more to your taste. But the first time, I'd suggest going with the original.

I do use lots of different yeasts in different wines and beers to impart a certain characteristic. Most of the time, though, it is a subtle difference. Some yeasts, for example, will help maintain a fruitiness that may be desirable in a fruit wine. Some will be cleaner tasting. It's fun to experiment with them.

__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-21-2007, 04:02 PM   #6
kforest236
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 28
Default

thanks for all the help

__________________
kforest236 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yet another Noob FG question Brew3D Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 10-01-2009 10:53 PM
noob question Gildog Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 05-02-2009 04:14 AM
Noob question pilotchef71 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 12-30-2008 02:47 AM
Another Noob Question TheJadedDog Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 09-05-2006 07:58 AM
not so noob, noob question loopmd Extract Brewing 11 12-07-2005 06:03 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS