Apfelwein is almost ready - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Winemaking Forum > Apfelwein is almost ready

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-22-2007, 09:34 PM   #1
silver02ws6
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Orlando FL
Posts: 117
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts



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.

I cant wait!!!
__________________
Austin

Mmmmmmmmm Beer!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 02:14 AM   #2
EdWort
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
EdWort's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2006
Bee Cave, Texas
Posts: 11,912
Liked 342 Times on 169 Posts


Patience Grasshopper, and you will be rewarded a thousand fold.

Remember the 3 glass rule too!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2007, 01:10 AM   #3
XELA
Recipes 
 
Sep 2006
UK
Posts: 258

how much sugar should i add to carb this apfelwein?
im kegging it but dnt have CO2 stuff

thanks


 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2007, 01:32 AM   #4
silver02ws6
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Orlando FL
Posts: 117
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


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
__________________
Austin

Mmmmmmmmm Beer!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2007, 01:53 AM   #5
ColoradoXJ13
Recipes 
 
Dec 2006
Somerville, MA
Posts: 1,258
Liked 22 Times on 10 Posts


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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2007, 08:16 AM   #6
XELA
Recipes 
 
Sep 2006
UK
Posts: 258

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?

thanks

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2007, 08:30 AM   #7
DeadYetiBrew
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Memphis, TN
Posts: 1,046
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2007, 02:42 PM   #8
EdWort
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
EdWort's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2006
Bee Cave, Texas
Posts: 11,912
Liked 342 Times on 169 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by XELA
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?

thanks
3/4 cup of corn sugar for 5 gallons should do it.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2007, 05:27 PM   #9
XELA
Recipes 
 
Sep 2006
UK
Posts: 258

thanks!

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

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Great Modified Apfelwein to Horrible Apfelwein in 1 week? gyrfalcon Cider Forum 12 11-28-2009 08:47 PM
Apfelwein ready for X-Mas jevehn Winemaking Forum 4 10-22-2009 11:19 PM
Getting ready to keg... aqua-ed Bottling/Kegging 7 08-18-2009 09:41 PM
Ready to bottle Apfelwein MikeG Cider Forum 3 02-13-2009 01:30 PM
First batch ready for bottling, second batch ready for brewing Cornfed Extract Brewing 5 09-28-2006 12:59 PM


Forum Jump