Well, My first batch of "real" beer was just right on with the gravity I wanted, so it was time to keg!
Here's the recipe that myself and my girlfriend's brother came up with:
ABV 5.3 %
Boil Volume 6 gallons
Batch Size 5 gallons
Yeast 75% AA
% Weight Weight (lbs) Grain Gravity Points Color
100.0 % 6.00 Wheat Dry Malt Extract 55.2 3.2
% Wt Weight (oz) Hop Form AA% AAU Boil Time Utilization IBU
100.0 % 1.00 Hallertau Whole/Plug 3.1 3.1 60 0.239 11.1
My Final gravity was 1.016, so I was pretty happy with that. Here's a picture inside of the bucket:
Also, my Apfelwein was just about cleared (or so I thought), so I figured now would be the perfect time to keg both!
The picture is out of focus, but it was the only one I took of the cider.
Here's a picture of my two Corny Kegs that I picked up from Awfers, and of course Star San:
Now, onto the siphoning!!
I am force carbonating them, and I noticed that after one night it wasn't enough carbonation. Today I'll be taking more pictures of the final product. My initial impression of the Apfelwein is it's champagne-like flavoring, with the mild sweetness of apples. I can't wait to get it nicely carbonated as I think it will taste even better with a hefty amount of carbonation. The Happy Hefe is spot on to what I was shooting for (Paulanders hefeweizen) and I'm really happy with the result. Like the Apfelwein, I know that it'll be better with carbonation as well as being chilled. My kegs aren't in a fridge right now, only my basement. It's time to build a kegerator asap!