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Old 08-07-2009, 05:47 AM   #5271
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How did you like the still version?
FWIW

Every time I make the stuff I cant help but crack a few bottles/tap a few glasses well before its carbed up.

Lazy, yes. Delicious, absolutely.
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:49 AM   #5272
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I just put together my first five gallons. I'm looking forward to the reward at the end.
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:55 PM   #5273
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Its ok.... I like it carbed a lot better
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Old 08-07-2009, 04:43 PM   #5274
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this recipe is so dry that still just seems to lack something, i do enjoy a ice cold glass of still every once in a while but supercarbed just seems more apealing to me.
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Old 08-08-2009, 04:05 AM   #5275
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Thank you, EdWort.

 
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:48 PM   #5276
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At this moment im sitting here a little confused. I had a 1 gallon jug of "still" apfelwein that has been aging for a few months. Running low on carbed apfelwein I decided to chill down the gallon of still wine and to my suprise i guess i must have bottled this batch too early cause it seems like it naturally carbinated itself.

My question is that is this normal? It tastes fine so I know its not an infection, but should I have added sulfites and potassium sorbate to this and is this why it carbed itself up? and also since I didnt add these will these still bottles turn into vinegar and if so how long do i have till i need to finish them off?

On a side note I did another batch of wine this morning, not really apfelwein since I used 100% grape juice but I made it like apfelwein even added the corn sugar.

Its only been a few hours and its starting to bubble.
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Old 08-09-2009, 02:24 AM   #5277
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I started my batch on the 29th of July, 10 days ago, and I'm getting less than 1 bubble/minute. Is this normal?

Due to my temperature situation, my Apfelwein has been around 76/78 degrees, so maybe the higher temp led to faster fermentation?

I'm tempted to take a "sample."

 
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Old 08-09-2009, 02:25 AM   #5278
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At this moment im sitting here a little confused. I had a 1 gallon jug of "still" apfelwein that has been aging for a few months. Running low on carbed apfelwein I decided to chill down the gallon of still wine and to my suprise i guess i must have bottled this batch too early cause it seems like it naturally carbinated itself.

My question is that is this normal? It tastes fine so I know its not an infection, but should I have added sulfites and potassium sorbate to this and is this why it carbed itself up? and also since I didnt add these will these still bottles turn into vinegar and if so how long do i have till i need to finish them off?

On a side note I did another batch of wine this morning, not really apfelwein since I used 100% grape juice but I made it like apfelwein even added the corn sugar.

Its only been a few hours and its starting to bubble.
If you didn't degas (stir vigorously, perhaps with a bottle-brush), there'll be some CO2 leftover from fermentation. Not a problem, it's perfectly normal and (I think) a pleasant side-effect.

Also, it won't turn into vinegar unless some acetobactors made it into your bottle, no matter how long you leave it.
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:05 AM   #5279
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I started my batch on the 29th of July, 10 days ago, and I'm getting less than 1 bubble/minute. Is this normal?

Due to my temperature situation, my Apfelwein has been around 76/78 degrees, so maybe the higher temp led to faster fermentation?

I'm tempted to take a "sample."
Yeah, I would not recommend taking a sample.. it won't taste very good at this point. I took my first sample at 3 weeks and it was horrid IMO. After 2 months, I took another sample and HUGE difference. Nice and dry. I plan to rack it to a keg here in the next week or 2 and leave it kegged to age for 2 more months!
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Old 08-09-2009, 11:37 AM   #5280
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My first 5G batch is bubbling away happily in my kitchen. It'll be hard to wait a few months to sample the goods. If this is even 1/3 as delicious as everyone says I'm going to be sad that I have neither the space in my apartment nor the pull with SWMBO to get another carboy to go ahead and start another batch.
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