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Old 08-25-2008, 03:28 AM   #1
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Hey, I have a version of EdWort's apfelwein going....its about 3.5 weeks old and I am going to transfer it to a secondary in the next few days. I used White Labs English Cider yeast WLP775 because the LHBS recommended it, but besides that it is the same recipe with 2lbs dextrose & 5gal Harris Teeter apple juice. Once I transfer it to secondary I was going to just throw some more apple juice on the cake but I have never done this before. I have read on here that this is definitely possible but I wanted to know 2 questions: Has anyone had experience with this yeast and if so what outcomes? Also, when I do start the new apfelwein on the old yeast cake do I just pour it in and thats it or do I give it a good stir to mix things back up?

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Old 08-25-2008, 03:47 AM   #2
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Just pour the new stuff back on the yeast cake, that should stir it up plenty! For the record, until recently I had a yeast cake for apfelvein going for almost a year (12 batches). Every 2-3 batches, I would just pour half of the cake off and mix up the next batch!

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sweet!!! thats exactly what I needed to hear!!!!!

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just wanted to say I started this new batch from the old yeast cake 2 days ago and it is bubbling away almost nonstop!!!!

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just wanted to say I started this new batch from the old yeast cake 2 days ago and it is bubbling away almost nonstop!!!!
Cool. Thanks for the update. Keep us posted on how it progresses.

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I ran a batch of apfelwein on the cake from the previous batch once. Talk about an explosive fermentation... Was bubbling furiously within a couple of hours and overflowed the bubble lock within the first day. Definitely going with a blowoff tube next time I do that

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