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Old 10-03-2009, 11:21 PM   #1
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I have a couple of pounds of priming sugar is there anyway I can use that instead of corn sugar for my Apfeilwein? I use Edworts recipe.

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Old 10-03-2009, 11:23 PM   #2
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Priming sugar generally is corn sugar.

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Old 10-03-2009, 11:49 PM   #3
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And just to shake it up...

I make cider (and bottle) with white sugar (cane or beet) and it works as well. In case you have 5 bottles of on sale apple juice waiting to burn a hole in a carboy.

Works fine. I do mine with notty yeast, as I like it a little sweeter than the wine yeast leaves it.

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I just did pitch my first batch of EdWort's "like" Apfelwein. I say "like" because my LHBS didn't have the yeast that he uses...so I'm using some Wyeast 4028 Chateau R.

I followed this thread because they didn't have any pails of Corn Sugar...so I bought 6 - 5 oz packets of "Priming Sugar" (aka corn sugar)...

Hope it turns out great... I usually keep Apple Cider on tap...but the Vinoka Cider Press Kits are up around $50 plus shipping... So, if EdWort's Apfelwein grows on me...it sure will keep a few extra bucks in the old wallet. Just hope I can remember to drink the mandatory water and aspirin after a session so I don't wake up the next morning cursing EdWort for inventing this elixer


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Old 10-04-2009, 03:16 PM   #6
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Yes the water is a must and also take the advice of everyone who makes it. Wait a week or two and start another batch lol. I didn't and now i'm regretting it lol.

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EdWort invented apple juice and yeast?
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You don't want to use table sugar in your cider. Table sugar can lead to a cidery off flavor.

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EdWort invented apple juice and yeast?
Not really inventing. Just bringing it to the forefront of popularity in America.

I guess the old areas around Frankfurt have been devouring the stuff for centuries.

I used to fly over to Germany all the time... very sad that I never stopped into an Apfelwein bar to knock back a few.
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If ed worts style is not to your liking (I do mine with nottingham and 2 lbs of sugar), there is more info in this thread on cider.

Or try Graff... that is up soon for me. Hmm... maybe tonight.

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