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Old 07-19-2009, 03:49 AM   #1
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So, I tried my first batch of Apfelwein tonight. With such a simple recipe, you wouldn't think I could screw things up, but...

As I added the last bit of apple juice, the juice overflowed the carboy. A lot of the yeast also flowed out. Some yeast is in the carboy, but it might be half of the package.

Should I:
  • Just leave it and relax
  • Go to LHBS tomorrow and get more yeast

Adding yeast would increase the risk of some sort of infection, but without enough yeast, I might end up with just extra sweet apple juice.

Anyone been here before? Thx.


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Old 07-19-2009, 03:51 AM   #2
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It will be fine... it may just take it a tad longer to get started, but it will fire up and roll right along.


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Old 07-19-2009, 04:03 AM   #3
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the little bit of yeast that made it in will make baby yeasts. then they'll make baby yeasts and so on. like jmsetzler said,"itmay just take it a tad longer to get started..." so ya you are fine

 
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Old 07-19-2009, 04:43 AM   #4
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Thx - Quite the day... a boil-over and a yeast-over. Looking forward to the (in)famous Apfelwein.
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:12 AM   #5
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Did you boil the apple juice?

 
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Old 07-19-2009, 05:53 PM   #6
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Quote:
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Did you boil the apple juice?
No... the boilover was for an IPA. The "yeast-over" was just me over-filling things.


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