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Old 07-31-2008, 02:01 PM   #11
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If your apfelwein has aged a month or two rack it into a carboy with blueberries for a couple weeks. It will have plenty of blueberry flavor, especially if you defrost them and freeze them again a couple of times to break down the cell walls of the fruit.

make sure your fermentation temp is 68 degrees or lower for adding the fruit. You don't want rotten fruit in your apfelwein from to high a heat.

For adding fruit to my apfelwein I take it outta the closet, which is 78F and stick it in my outside fridge which is 66F.

Also, I just had some 1 year old apfelwein at olllllo's house last weekend. Was awesome, delicate and flavorful almost champagne like but lower carbonation.

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Old 08-01-2008, 04:20 AM   #12
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Thank you!! Most helpful!! I wouldn't have known the trick about defrosting and re-freezing the berries either. I will let you know how it turns out.

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Old 08-03-2008, 04:27 AM   #13
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Just broke into a year old bottle, it's from my first batch. Only have a few of these babies left.

Of course I have more, just not a year old. I'll be sure to up production this month!
Primary -
Secondary 1 - Hibiscus Saison
Secondary 2 -
Secondary 3 - Malkore's Not So Ancient Orange Mead(2.5 gal)
Secondary 4 -
Gallon Fermentor - Joe's Ancient Orange, Joe's Quick Grape Mead, Pomegranate Mead
Bottled/aging - Sunshine Wheat Clone, Fat Tire Clone, Hard Cider, Scotch Ale, Orange Blossom Sweet Mead
Coming soon... - Weizenbock, Belgian Wit, Apfelwein
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:03 AM   #14
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I have some that is 18 months old. Very good, but probably peaked at just over a year.
Primary: nothing :(
Secondary: Dry Mead
Bottled: Oatmeal Stout, apfelwein, craplwein, Orange Blossom Mead, Two heart clone
Kegged: Apfelwein...wedding cleared out 3 kegs
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