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Old 02-04-2008, 04:02 PM   #1
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I'm running out of bottles, and the apfelwein in my carboy will hit the 2 month mark in a couple of weeks. What is the longest time that apfelwein can sit in the carboy?

I want to bottle carbonate this stuff, so it is important that the yeast are up to the task.

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Old 02-04-2008, 04:13 PM   #2
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I just bottled mine after 5 months in the primary, but haven't cracked a bottle yet. I primed with corn sugar & re-pitched some yeast for good measure.

 
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Old 02-04-2008, 05:29 PM   #3
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I kept mine in the carboy for a little over two months and bottled with 5 oz. of dextrose. It's pretty flat after over a month in the bottle. I'd suggest repitching some yeast at bottling time if you leave it in the carboy that long.

On my first batch I did 5 weeks and it carbonated just fine.
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Old 02-04-2008, 05:48 PM   #4
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I've gone 4 months before I got around to kegging it.

 
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Old 02-04-2008, 10:53 PM   #5
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I've gone at least 5 in the primary. I haven't noticed anything off. Actually I have one now that I made back when the weather was still decent.... definitely been a few months.

 
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Old 02-04-2008, 10:56 PM   #6
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My first batch sat 2 months before it was touched. It's been bottle conditioned for a couple weeks so far and in a couple days, it will be totally finished.

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Old 02-05-2008, 01:24 PM   #7
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I kept mine in the carboy for a little over two months and bottled with 5 oz. of dextrose. It's pretty flat after over a month in the bottle. I'd suggest repitching some yeast at bottling time if you leave it in the carboy that long.

On my first batch I did 5 weeks and it carbonated just fine.
Cool. So I just rack on top of the yeast and bottling sugar?
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Old 02-05-2008, 01:37 PM   #8
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Cool. So I just rack on top of the yeast and bottling sugar?
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That should do it!

 
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Old 02-24-2008, 06:14 PM   #9
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Well Mine has spent 35 days in Glass Carboy Fermenting, then 30 days cleaning, then racked a second time. Bottling next week

You can treat this I suspect like a normal wine, I know people when they make wine to keep racking for 7 - 10 months before they bottle. I am suspecting the same thing with apfelwein
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Old 02-24-2008, 07:46 PM   #10
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5-6 months in primary; served some uncarbed bottles later that day and they were very well received at the LHBC.

 
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