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Old 02-22-2007, 09:34 PM   #1
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Default Apfelwein is almost ready

Its been in the carboy for 3 weeks tommarow, and its finally starting to clear real nicley. Hope this stuff is as good as all the reviews it has got.

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Old 02-23-2007, 02:14 AM   #2
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Old 02-24-2007, 01:10 AM   #3
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how much sugar should i add to carb this apfelwein?
im kegging it but dnt have CO2 stuff

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Old 02-26-2007, 01:32 AM   #4
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I believe you carbonate it just like you would a batch of beer, i know its less with a keg than if your bottling but im not sure by how much.

Only got bottles here
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Mine is 3 weeks today, fermentation is finally slowing, I cheated though and took a sample this past week, SG was about 1.002 and it tasted like apple champagne, yummy.
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hmm, im plannin on doing a bottling bucket now..
and bottling it into half pint glass bottles

can anyone help me with how much sugar?

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Interesting, i thought fermentation had stopped completely on my apfelwein, and it might have. I kept it at 70*F. Today starts the 4th week, well we started some experimental Hard Lemonade and set it beside the apfelwein. I leave and come back to check on the Lemonade and see the apfelwein bubble. I thought it completely stopped, and it either got stuck and started again when the temp rose a little (to warm up the lemonade), or it was always bubbling just at about 1 bubble every 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Any thoughts on this Ed? Was it always fermenting and I just didn't notice? Truth be told after it started clearing I quit paying attention to the airlock.
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hmm, im plannin on doing a bottling bucket now..
and bottling it into half pint glass bottles

can anyone help me with how much sugar?

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3/4 cup of corn sugar for 5 gallons should do it.
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Old 02-26-2007, 05:27 PM   #9
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thanks!

it hasnt satrted fermenting yet after a 1 day.. is that normal?


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