Last Activity:08-22-2012 2:46 PM
Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 08-22-2012 at 07:46 PM
Ok, made my fourth batch, started on 6/1/12, using Mott's Apple Juice instead of Cider, per
Ed's recipe, fermentation was fine, racked it once to a clean 3 gallon carboy and although I
got some additi...
Posted in thread: Beer with most easily removed labels on 08-22-2012 at 07:36 PM
+1 on Duval bottles, the best. Labels fall off in hot water, Son-in-law's and I bought 4 cases
in an after Christmas special, four bottles and a glass for $5.50, emptying them was joyous
part of the p...
Posted in thread: Sanitize Beer Bottles with Potassium Metabisulfite? on 03-23-2012 at 02:55 PM
Can I use K-meta (at normal sanitizing dilutions for wine bottles) to sanitize beer
Posted in thread: Noob Question on 01-18-2012 at 01:08 PM
the only thing i can think of is I might have killed the yeast (the cider was a little bit
chilled when I mixed it together.) but i did activate the yeast with the instructions on the
Posted in thread: My first cider attempt on 01-18-2012 at 12:42 PM
I tried to cold crash a batch that started off with a little high SG, yeast settled, racked it
off the lees, etc. Well once it got back inside it took off again and finished dry. So, it may
be a littl...
Posted in thread: Mosti Mondiale Vinifera Noble Kits on 12-28-2011 at 03:24 PM
My first kit was a MM Cabernet Sauvignon. Turn out ok, a bit thin, good berry notes, but little
to no tannins. I added some oak a la carte, which helped a little. Now it's used as a blending
Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 11-28-2011 at 01:10 AM
Question...I bottled my first batch, some still, some carb tabbed. If I want to still bottle my
next batch in 12 oz beer bottles, should I add any K-Meta or Pot Sorbate to the carboy before I
Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 11-27-2011 at 02:18 AM
So you recommend adjusting the pH to ~3.2?I tested as it came from the carboy and it was 3.6,
it tasted flat and watery. I added acid blend in little increments, tasting as I went, 3.2
tasted good to ...
Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 11-27-2011 at 02:04 AM
OMG I just tried and bottled my first 3 gallon carboy of Ed's Apfelwein.It's just two months
old, I added a bit of acid blend to bring it up to 3.2 pH, which I liked compared to the 3.6 it
was a la ca...
Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 11-23-2011 at 09:10 PM
My first batch of Apfelwein is getting ready to bottle, a check today showed a PH of 3.6, is
this on track for Apfelwein or should it be adjusted? It is still and a bit watery to my taste,
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