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Old 05-02-2009, 07:40 PM   #1
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Hey guys, bottled my first batch of apfelwein last week. I decided to pop one open and give it a taste test. Interestingly, there is almost zero carbonation in it. I know I added priming sugar, so that is not the problem.



Does it take longer than beer?


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Old 05-02-2009, 07:42 PM   #2
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Yes, it takes longer. As I recall it took about 6 weeks for mine to be fully carbed.
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:45 PM   #3
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damn. Well....patience is virtue.
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:59 PM   #4
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Mine usually takes about 3-4 weeks to achieve the perfect (IMHO) carbonation.
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:19 PM   #5
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llazy llama:
Do you use corn sugar, carb drops or something else and how much per gallon?
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:57 AM   #6
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I used what's probably a bit too much concentrate, and at 2 weeks I was definitely over-carbed. It was on the warm side though.

 
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llazy llama:
Do you use corn sugar, carb drops or something else and how much per gallon?
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Corn sugar, and I use 3/4th a cup for a 5 gallon batch, as per EdWort's original recipe.

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If you want to bottle and carbonate, cup of corn sugar will work fine. Use as you would carbonate a batch of beer.
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Old 05-03-2009, 06:23 PM   #8
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I usually prime with juice and it is fully carbed in a month.

 
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