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Old 04-14-2009, 03:15 AM   #1
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I am about 2 weeks in the primary on my first ever Apfelwein. I took some out to check the SG... Well, ok so I took out more than enough to do the test as I couldn't wait to taste it. Wow I tell you, I could drink the stuff right now. This stuff is coming along nicely and it definately has some kick to it.
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:33 AM   #2
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Ya, I just started my first a little while ago, as well.

No one ever tells you how bad it smells when fermentation first starts. Made my apt. wreak for about a week...
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:16 AM   #3
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Yeah I started it and a bit of mead at the same time in the pantry, wow, yeah it stays in my bathroom now. Mine has been fermenting about 3 weeks now, and it still bubbles every now and then but is starting to clear. I can not wait for it.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:26 PM   #4
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My wife walked in to where it was fermenting and asked "What died" ? She has also made comments about brewing P**s. Will she get any to drink ?? I think NOT.

 
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:37 PM   #5
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I strayed ever so slightly from the recipe by adding one gallon of Blueberry/Pomegranite juice to it, and it never got the stinks.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:49 PM   #6
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Maybe I'm doing it wrong, but in three batches I haven't noticed any of the horrible smells that I was expecting. Even right by the carboy it smells, at most, a little apple-y. I follow EdWort's original recipe.

 
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:56 PM   #7
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I made a 2 gallon batch about 7 weeks ago and it is still bubbling. This HAS to be the C02 degassing. I wanna let it sit a full 2 months before i bottle it.

 
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:18 AM   #8
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Mine smelled very nice for the first 2 days of fermenting, see sig to find out what it smelled like after that.

Frets I tried mine at 2.5 weeks and I could guzzle the whole carboy already. You might want to start a new batch right away :P
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:26 AM   #9
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I just made up a batch about a week ago, substituting Lalvin D-47 yeast for the champagne yeast. My closet used to smell like leather, now it smells like leather and apples. Yummy! I didn't get any sulfur smell with the D-47, but the proof will be in the pudding in a few weeks...
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:33 AM   #10
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So I should take it out of my bedroom closet with all my work clothes? humm....

 
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