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Old 09-27-2009, 02:37 AM   #5461
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[QUOTE=Followed exactly (or as close as possible). OG was at 1.070 If FG ends up at .998, that should put it at 9.45% ABV.[/QUOTE]

if you didnt get the juice and the corn sugar mixed well enough the concentrated juice with the sugar will have a higher og, or there is the possibility that the juice you bought had a higher sugar content ulitmatley giving it a higher starting og. either way it should be tasty.

the most important thing with apfelwein is that it gets so much better over time. the yeast bite and the alcohol heat goes away and it gets smoother. but at 9.45% ABV you need to be careful how much you drink in one sitting or you will be calling EdWort a Motherfu**er in the morning.
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Old 09-27-2009, 01:35 PM   #5462
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I am new to brewing anything. I started a gallon batch using ED's recipe two weeks ago. I do not have any testing equipment. My airlock has no action and it looks like the yeast has all settled to the bottom of the container. I'm doing this batch in a gallon plastic apple juice container. It is a non clear container and thus I can not see if the Apfelwein is clear. Am I OK to leave it in the container for 2 more weeks before bottling?

 
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Old 09-27-2009, 06:11 PM   #5463
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I am new to brewing anything. I started a gallon batch using ED's recipe two weeks ago. I do not have any testing equipment. My airlock has no action and it looks like the yeast has all settled to the bottom of the container. I'm doing this batch in a gallon plastic apple juice container. It is a non clear container and thus I can not see if the Apfelwein is clear. Am I OK to leave it in the container for 2 more weeks before bottling?
If you happen to have a hydrometer, take a reading to see where your wine is at. Likely, hydrometer or not, you will need to let it sit for a bit to completely clear.

"There are reports of Apfelwein being left in the primary for 12 weeks with no problems."

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Old 09-27-2009, 06:27 PM   #5464
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Just got a batch of Apfelwein going myself.

Followed the original recipe except I added crushed Campden tablets (5) in with the dextrose and let the resultant must sit for about 24 hours before pitching rehydrated Montrachet.

I rehydrated the yeast with Go Ferm, and I have made two 1/2 tsp Fermaid K additions--one the morning after pitching and one three days after start of fermentation.

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Also got a 1-gallon test batch of "mangowein" going using the same modified procedure. The mango juice was Langer's Mango Nectar containing mango puree. Looks like the puree is starting to settle on the bottom (1/4 to 1/3) of the fermenter with the drop in gravity.

 
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Old 09-27-2009, 06:34 PM   #5465
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Just threw together my first batch of Apfelwein. I've been wanting to try it for months not but never really got around to it. Thanks Ed!

 
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Old 09-27-2009, 07:45 PM   #5466
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Thanks. I will let it go for at least 2 more weeks. I did start another gallon batch this weekend in a glass jug. It's bubbling away just fine.

 
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:22 AM   #5467
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got mine started last night, just poured it right on top of the yeast cake i had from my mead
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:15 AM   #5468
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I'm going to start one of these tomorrow evening, my LBHS is out of stock of the yeast Ed suggests. I picked up a packed of Cotes de Blancs, anybody see any issue pitching this instead? TIA.

 
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Old 09-28-2009, 05:08 AM   #5469
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Just started mine yesterday

used a Curvee yeast, and so far i'm having issues with heavy Krausen production. Had to clean airlock out twice already

probably should have went Montrachet, but i was too lazy to go back to the LHBS

 
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:35 PM   #5470
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So far I've made apfelwein (or cider, whatever) with Montrachet, Champagne, Premier Cuvee, Munton's ale yeast, and Cooper's ale yeast. All have been different, but all good to my tastes. Eventually I'm going to get around to trying a gallon with Fleischmann's bread yeast, just for giggles. Yeah, I know it's been done and written about extensively on here, but I've gotta taste it for myself. It's not like it's gonna cost an arm and leg if I don't like it.
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