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treesmcgee 12-16-2008 05:31 AM

Ooh That Smell Cant You Smell That Smell!
Well, I read in many posts about smelly fermentations! But boy oh boy does this ****ing apfelwein smell like ass! Confirmed as this Montrachet is pumping out sulfur smell like its no bodies business!



ifishsum 12-16-2008 06:24 AM


Yeah it does stink, my first two batches I used Premier Cuvee yeast and wow it smelled nasty. This last batch I used Montrachet and it was nowhere near as stinky, but it still stunk.

treesmcgee 12-16-2008 06:54 AM

Rock on! :rockin:

Man thats bubblin away! Blowin smells all over the damn place!:D

Honestly I'm really hopin this is some awesome stuff, my buddy is really into German culture and speaks fluent german..so wanting to appease his love of the german culture i wanted to suprise him with some bottles of Apfelwein for his birthday... and my question now is.. what should I do to bottle this Apfelwein!... Wine bottles? Beer bottles? I'm sorry im seriously new at this apfelwein game.


ifishsum 12-16-2008 07:32 AM

Beer or soda bottles if you're gonna carbonate it. If you bottle it still (no carbonation) wine bottles will work fine. I like it better carbonated myself.

It's good stuff, a little hot tasting when I bottled it but it mellows out after a month or two in the bottle. It's supposed to be really good after 6 months, but so far I haven't been able to wait that long.

ajwillys 12-16-2008 12:48 PM

If you're going for style points, you can also use champagne bottles. But, as ifishsum was alluding to... don't use bottles not meant for pressure if the beer is carbonated.

I just bought some champagne bottles that can be capped with a regular capper and they look really nice. You can shrink wrap some foil on top if you want to get really crazy.

Coastarine 12-16-2008 12:52 PM

3 Batches now and I haven't smelled anything bad. 2 batches with montrachet and the third with S-04.

Otis The Drunk 12-16-2008 02:39 PM


Originally Posted by Coastarine (Post 1012002)
3 Batches now and I haven't smelled anything bad. 2 batches with montrachet and the third with S-04.

Get your sinus checked and but some sudifed.
When I make apfelwein regardless of what type of yeast is used, it smells like buffalo farts for the first 3 - 4 days of fermentation, especially so with Montrachet yeast.

zoebisch01 12-16-2008 02:41 PM

I think it's all around you.

wildwest450 12-16-2008 03:17 PM

What does apfelwein have to do with all grain brewing?:confused:

EdWort 12-16-2008 03:20 PM

I personally have gotten to like it. It's great when you have 3 carboys going at the same time. Ooooh, don'tcha smell that smell!! :D

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