Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Wine Making Forum > Man, I love Apfelwein
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-11-2013, 11:29 PM   #10751
Skydog60
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Buchanan, NY
Posts: 37
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mike_in_ak View Post
How old was it?
The batch was brewed on 10/26/2012, kegged 12/10/2012, bottled end of December. Carbonation was not were I expected. Judges thought it was petillant and would have liked to have it sparkling. Other then that it was well liked.


Skydog60 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 12:42 AM   #10752
Adrenaline-Junkie
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 154
Liked 12 Times on 10 Posts

Default

So im gonna give this a go. Im looking to get a slightly higher ABV than what the recipe is designed for. Does anyone have any suggestions on how much sugar to add to a 5 gallon batch if i want to get like 12-15% ABV? Should i double pitch because of the high abv or will i be fine if i use a yeast that can handle the higher abv well?


Adrenaline-Junkie is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 06:33 PM   #10753
HerrMunich
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Berkeley, CA
Posts: 16
Likes Given: 2

Default Mold?! Yeast growth?!

First of all, this is my first post - thank you all for being awesome and opening my eyes to what I know will soon be an obsession!

My question is simple - is this mold? I lifted the bottle up, and see similar "white circular growth" on the bottom as well; so I'm not sure if it's yeast growth or something more nefarious! This is roughly 12 hours after having pitched the yeast.

This is my first batch of Apfelwein (1 gallon, using ~1/4th the recommended Montrachet yeast packet, ~.3lbs corn sugar), and only my second fermentation so it's likely user error, but I just wanted to get some verification!
Click image for larger version

Name:	apfelwein1.jpg
Views:	391
Size:	27.6 KB
ID:	100662   Click image for larger version

Name:	apfelwein2.jpg
Views:	390
Size:	31.4 KB
ID:	100663  
HerrMunich is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 07:00 PM   #10754
BrewerBear
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: !, !
Posts: 1,265
Liked 83 Times on 76 Posts
Likes Given: 59

Default

You're fine HerrMunich it looks like it is starting to ferment.
BrewerBear is online now
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 07:07 PM   #10755
Skydog60
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Buchanan, NY
Posts: 37
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HerrMunich View Post
First of all, this is my first post - thank you all for being awesome and opening my eyes to what I know will soon be an obsession!

My question is simple - is this mold? I lifted the bottle up, and see similar "white circular growth" on the bottom as well; so I'm not sure if it's yeast growth or something more nefarious!

This is my first batch of Apfelwein (1 gallon, using ~1/4th the recommended Montrachet yeast packet, ~.3lbs corn sugar), and only my second fermentation so it's likely user error, but I just wanted to get some verification!
When did you start the batch?

What kind of juice?

Do you have an air lock on that jug? If not it could be an air born bacteria which may not ruin the batch but it would make it a sour apple wine.

Did you sanitize everthing (jug, yeast packet, sissors, Juice container, everything)?

It may not be mold but you will definitly know when you drink it. I would let it go. It looks like its fermenting if its got alcohol it ok.
Skydog60 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 07:22 PM   #10756
HerrMunich
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Berkeley, CA
Posts: 16
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skydog60 View Post
When did you start the batch?

What kind of juice?

Do you have an air lock on that jug? If not it could be an air born bacteria which may not ruin the batch but it would make it a sour apple wine.

Did you sanitize everthing (jug, yeast packet, sissors, Juice container, everything)?

It may not be mold but you will definitly know when you drink it. I would let it go. It looks like its fermenting if its got alcohol it ok.
I accidentally left it out of the original post - started roughly 12 hours ago! 100% Apple Juice (from Whole Foods, iirc the 365 organic brand), I did sanitize all the things you mentioned (maybe not thoroughly enough, we'll see!), and there is a 3-piece airlock on it, outside of the photo.

Thank you both BrewerBear and Skydog60 for the quick replies!
HerrMunich is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 08:40 PM   #10757
Adrenaline-Junkie
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 154
Liked 12 Times on 10 Posts

Default

Looks like a normal fermentation starting up to me, id say run with it.
Adrenaline-Junkie is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 01:10 AM   #10758
PDXHollyD
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 33
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blefferd View Post
My wife has an app on her phone that she uses to track her calories with and Ed Worts Apfelwein is in it. I think it's called my fitness pal or something like that.
That one only estimates calories, I was more concerned with the carb count. But thank you! Do we know who figured out the calorie count, or how they worked it out?
PDXHollyD is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 12:19 PM   #10759
BrewerBear
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: !, !
Posts: 1,265
Liked 83 Times on 76 Posts
Likes Given: 59

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PackerfaninSanDiego View Post
lots of pages,,,,,,any one gallon recipes?
Yes,just divide by 5
BrewerBear is online now
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 02:52 PM   #10760
res313
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Georgetown, Texas
Posts: 38
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I'm working my way through this thread in anticipation of making this as written Friday. It's funny around page 40 people are talking about a long thread.


res313 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Love The (Edwort's) Apfelwein solidghost Home Brewing Photo Forum 34 03-01-2013 02:56 PM
newbie to forum, love making wine etc. Apfelwein? Liah Cider Forum 11 12-31-2009 07:33 AM
My first EdWorts Apfelwein (Love is in the air) Hoggy General Beer Discussion 15 04-16-2009 03:55 AM
Oh MAN, I love my Apfelwein PeteOz77 Wine Making Forum 4 07-18-2008 10:36 PM
GOD I LOVE Apfelwein FSR402 Wine Making Forum 2 02-22-2008 01:47 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS