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Old 03-07-2013, 01:18 PM   #11
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You really dont need to do anything with it. it doesnt much matter how mixed it is as the CO2 formed by the yeast will actually stir it. Additionally the sugar concentration will balance out on its own. I find its best to let the yeast alone. They will do their job, and stirring is always a chance for infection.

I have had my last batch in the fermenter for 3 weeks and I am still seeing a huge cascade of CO2 pouring up the carboy.

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Old 03-09-2013, 04:06 PM   #12
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Can I let this sit in primary for 3 months?

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Old 03-10-2013, 08:25 PM   #13
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I did with my last batch. Some tell me that it is better than the previous ones without so much age.

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Old 03-10-2013, 10:56 PM   #14
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Just bottled mine at 3 weeks. Tastes excellent. I used yeast nutrient though

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I backsweetened with two 12 oz cans of frozen concentrated apple juice, then bottled (in beer bottles) to carbonate.
Does the concentrated juice have the sugars to carbonate in the bottles or do you still add the priming sugar? I am about to bottle my first batch and the added juice sounds good for an extra blast of flavour. In any event, thanks for the idea.
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So SWMBO and I started our first Edwort's Apfelwein today ! We are very excited to see how it turns out... any suggestions for us Apfelwein virgins are appreciated! Thanks for the recipe Ed!

- Matt and Gill
Brew another batch next weekend because when the first is ready to drink, it will be gone fast...
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:38 AM   #17
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Used priming sugar

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As an apfelwein newbee, I encourage you to age it. I made two batches, got impatient and drank them before they were ready, and was thoroughly disappointed. My last batch aged for three months and is excellent. Probably would have been better if was another month or two older!

I backsweetened with two 12 oz cans of frozen concentrated apple juice, then bottled (in beer bottles) to carbonate. Pasteurized per the sticky in the Cider section, and it is nicely sparkling and easy to drink. , As forewarned, be careful, it goes down too easy! I like a sweeter wine, so next time, I'm going to try three cans.
How long after bottling did you pasteurize?
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I didn't backsweeten. I left it dry and just bottled. I won't pasteurize either.

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