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Old 08-19-2008, 08:23 PM   #1
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I'm ordering the equipment I need to start a batch of Apfelwein, but I was wondering which juices have produced the best finished product. All I have locally are Publix/Walmart/etc., which seem to only stock Mott's, White House, and the house brand. I figured I'd go with White House, as I think it tastes better and more "real" than other sweeter, almost candy-like juices.

What is the general consensus on juice choices?



 
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:25 PM   #2
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I used the Whole Foods Store brand and so far all i can say is WOOHOO!!


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Old 08-19-2008, 08:25 PM   #3
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I'm in the Mott's group. I love it and it's cheap.
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:33 PM   #4
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I always use Walmart's house brand.

Just make sure it's "all natural".

 
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:40 PM   #5
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I'm starting some experiments on this subject, one-gallon batches using pretty much every kind of apple juice I can find. So far of what I have used though, the best was the martinelli's brand, it can be pricy though.
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:30 AM   #6
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Mix them all up! I guess the trick is then to figure which combination works best.

 
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:16 AM   #7
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I've used mostly Mott's but have also used the WalMart Great Value brand with no problems.

 
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:31 AM   #8
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I'm making my first batch, but I'm using some "Sam's Club" brand from Walmart. $2 for a half gallon. It's all natural, no preservatives, not from concentrate. This is actually the first "real" smelling apple juice I've run into in a long time.
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:07 AM   #9
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Whatever brand you do get, just make sure that it's 100% juice and doesn't have any preservatives (sodium benzoate) as it will kill the yeast.
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Old 08-21-2008, 04:36 AM   #10
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I think Kroger has a deal on apple juice until the first week of September.... I don't remember the exact price (somewhere like $1.65 for 64oz) but don't quote me on this...


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