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Old 04-08-2010, 08:01 PM   #1
Mar 2009
Metro Detroit
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I recently made my second batch of apfelwein, this time with a few tweaks. I added some squirts of honey, I would guess less than 8 ounces, and used Lalvin ec-1118. I plan on reracking it after two months and bottle after 8 months. However, there is a decent amount of lees on the bottom after 4 weeks and I am tempted to do it now. I bottled the first batch after 2 months and there was a lot less. Should I just wait it out?
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Old 04-08-2010, 08:40 PM   #2
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Mar 2009
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i waited 2 months for mine and it was crystal clear so i just bottled it.

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Old 04-09-2010, 03:28 AM   #3
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You can always rack it at any time, but still leave it to age without bottling.

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