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Old 11-06-2011, 01:53 AM   #8311
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Hah...nice



On that note everyone loves the apfelwein
But now I'm reading about rhino farts. THAT wasn't in the recipe on page one. I'd better actually read these 8000+ posts. Too risky not to. (Sucks being one of the new guys.)


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Old 11-06-2011, 04:07 AM   #8312
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Just made my first batch of apfelwein! 6 cans of frozen applejuice concentrate, 2/3 cups of brown sugar, and 12 oz honey. Made about 2.5 gallons, hopefully I didn't water it down too much I think the recipe was for 2gallons.

I'm planning on carbonating it all, do I use the same amount of sugar I would for beer? I'm glad I finally learned about apfelwein, might get a few 1 gallon batches goin whyh I'm waitin for this batch!


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Old 11-06-2011, 04:40 AM   #8313
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But now I'm reading about rhino farts. THAT wasn't in the recipe on page one. I'd better actually read these 8000+ posts. Too risky not to. (Sucks being one of the new guys.)
Just look on the page immediately prior to this one. I peroused many of the other pages and found what worked well to not have rhino farts.
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:01 AM   #8314
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I started mine in a 6.25 gallon demijohn tonight, 6 gallons of Kirkland signature Apple juice from Costco, 3 pounds of dark brown sugar, and Montrachet yeast, topped off with bottled water. It has been over 8 hours and I have not seen any airlock activity, should I be concerned yet? The three mead batches I started are all bubbling nicely...
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:48 AM   #8315
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Fermentation can take upwards of 72 hours to kick in. At the very least, I'd not worry until 24-30ish hours in.
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Ok... Ill keep an eye on it
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:11 PM   #8317
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Update: it is starting to work! I get a bubble through the airlock every three minutes or so right now
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Old 11-06-2011, 03:24 PM   #8318
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I made this recipe with TreeTop and Safale s05. At about 3 weeks in, the fermentation is still minimal but steady the whole time... Much different than I was expecting from my beer experiences.
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I made this recipe with TreeTop and Safale s05. At about 3 weeks in, the fermentation is still minimal but steady the whole time... Much different than I was expecting from my beer experiences.
That's interesting. In my case, it fermented MUCH faster than the blackberry wine I had been doing. For the Apfelwein, I got my first bubble through my dual-chamber airlock at about 3 hours. By 12 hours, I was getting a bubble about every 10 minutes. At 24 hours, it was a bubble every 2 minutes, and by 36 hours, I was getting about 3 bubbles/second. It stayed at more than a bubble a second through about 5 days before it really started slowing down.
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My apfelwein is very slow start compared to the three batches of mead I also started last night, but it is working.


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