I didn't want to hijack anyones thread, but I have a question about Ed Worts Apfelwein. I am thinking about making a 3gallon batch tomorrow.
1. I found the Tree Tops 100% Apple juice here are the ingredients Apple Juice from Concentrate (Water, Concentrated Apple Juice); Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C). Is this the correct juice?
2. Thinking of adding some sweetness (4oz of lactose) should I boil this before I pitch or should I just shake it up in a half a bottle of apple juice and pitch.
3. Is it better to rehydrate the yeast? Im using Lalvin EC-1118 because the LHBS didn't have Red Star Montrachet.
New to brewing just bottled my first batch and I found the thread for the Apfelwein and it looks awesome. I made it through the first 46 pages and will continue to follow. I just didn't want my post to get lost in the shuffle.
Thanks for any help you can offer