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Old 04-19-2012, 03:46 AM   #1
Jan 2010
Stockholm, Sweden
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I tried out a 1G Apfelwein batch when I first started brewing. Didn't much care for it. Decided to try again, and let it age a little longer.

Weeeeeeelp, about 19 months later I found my second apfelwein that I had completely forgotten about. Airlock had been dry for who knows how long. Absolutely crystal clear, with a thin powder of yeast at the bottom. A few red speckles on the surface, but it didn't smell bad.

I bottled it, and tried one when it was carbed. Tasted like jet fuel.

Weeeeeeelp, just found those bottles again, 7 months later, and decided to give another one a try.

Holy crap. It's FANTASTIC.
On Deck:
Bottled :

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Old 04-19-2012, 04:08 AM   #2
Dec 2011
allentown, PA
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this is why i bury bottles... more often than not my surprises have been pleasant ones...never give up hope
"i like to drink. I do it all the time, every day."- anthony jeselnik

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