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Old 06-13-2012, 01:20 AM   #1
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Hey guys how clear does my apfelwein need to be before i bottle.I can read large newspaper print(meaning Headlines and such)I stabilized and backsweetened about a week ago and it clouded up again briefly,but then started to clear up again.i can read the better bottle sticker thru the carboy is that clear enough or do i need to wait longer?


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Old 06-13-2012, 01:24 AM   #2
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Well I don't touch mine for at least 6 months, then I bottle it and leave it for another 6 months minimum. And you can read a newspaper through mine.


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If I can't read the fine print of my pre-nup through my Apfelwein, it ain't gettin bottled.
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:28 AM   #4
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The correct answer is... however clear you want it. The longer it sits the more clear it will be. If you are a stickler for clear beer oo fermented applejuice then let it sit. If not, who cares? It will be delicious and that is what really matters.
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The correct answer is... however clear you want it. The longer it sits the more clear it will be. If you are a stickler for clear beer oo fermented applejuice then let it sit. If not, who cares? It will be delicious and that is what really matters.
I completely agree when it comes to most cider, however, this being said - I can't imagine a cloudy EdWort's Apfelwein. It's juice and dextrose. I mean...leave it for 6 weeks and it's nothing but clear. I'd have to intentionally create a cloudy Apfelwein if I ever wanted to see one. Literally: bottling directly from primary, and only after shaking up the trub as much as possible to ensure I get a cloudy product. It's just not fathomable, IME, to get a cloudy product.
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:39 AM   #6
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Ok I guess it should be crystal clear. I'll wait a few weeks longer. It's my first brew I guess I'm just an anxious to try it. Thanks for the input guys
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With that much head space I would bottle sooner rather than later. YMMV

I bottle mine between 3 and 4 months then let it sit in the bottle for between 6-9 months depending on how low my stash is, this being your first brew you will not make it that long, but it will still be good.
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Looks good to me, much clearer that the batch I bottled recently.
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I'd bottle that, if your going to carb it there is going to be a bit of sediment anyway. but i'm not a stickler for super clear stuff, although my last Graff which I rushed and bottled kinda hazy is crsytal clear fnow rom the bottle, and the yeast is so compacted at the bottom I don't think I could make it cloudy even with a crap pour


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