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Old 08-10-2008, 08:06 AM   #1
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Default How do do you like to bottle your apfelwein?

I am in the midst of conditioning batch number 2 of beer and am thinking about apfelwein for my next batch. How do you like to bottle yours? I am thinking gallon size glass bottles but am not sure exactly how I am going to do it. Where do you like to buy your apfelwein bottles?



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Old 08-11-2008, 01:06 AM   #2
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Gallon size would be too big unless you're having a party.

I bottle a majority of mine in 12 oz bottles, plus a couple in 750ml fliptops (from carbonated imported lemonade). Lots of people keg it too.



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Old 08-11-2008, 01:22 AM   #3
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I'm getting all the ingredients for my apfelwein together tomorrow. I plan on using empty plastic PETE containers i've recycled(gatorade bottles, grape juice bottles, etc.). They are 2 quart in size for the most part. Shouldn't be a problem because i'm not planning on carbonating them. Any feedback ?

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Old 08-11-2008, 02:53 AM   #4
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I bought these for my first batch of apfelwein because i didn't have the supplies to cork them in wine bottles and they worked out great. $1.99/ each for 32 oz. 32oz is a great size. SWMBO and I can finish a bottle no problem and if we want to get a bit tipsy drink a second. I didn't carbonate the batch so i'm not sure if they hold pressure well. They were from IKEA so i wouldn't assume they would without some testing.
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Old 08-11-2008, 02:56 AM   #5
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I bought these for my first batch of apfelwein because i didn't have the supplies to cork them in wine bottles and they worked out great. $1.99/ each for 32 oz. 32oz is a great size. SWMBO and I can finish a bottle no problem and if we want to get a bit tipsy drink a second. I didn't carbonate the batch so i'm not sure if they hold pressure well. They were from IKEA so i wouldn't assume they would without some testing.
Ditto on the 32 oz bottle. I use these 1 liter plop tops from Austin Homebrew Supply.

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Old 08-11-2008, 07:50 AM   #6
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I like the 22 oz. bottles + crown cap. Haven't had one explode yet, good size to drink too.

Since I don't keg, for aging I am going to put 5 gallons in some of these 1/2 gallon growlers that can handle carbonation and open them in a year:

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It depends on whether I want them sparkling or still. Either way it is a 750ml bottle.

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Bombers and 1L fliptops for me as well. I grow weary of bottling and prefer to do it as little as possible.

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Tonedef131, those labels look totally pro. Care to share how you did them?

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Old 08-11-2008, 05:36 PM   #10
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I used some ikea bottles to carb/condition an irish red/chili pepper beer. They worked extremely well, i replaced half the silicon tabs and then kep the other with no noticeable change in carbonation levels.



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