After coming to this forum to read up before brewing my first batch, I was bombarded with the word "apfelwein" everywhere I looked. I had a spare 5 gallon carboy which seemed like it was just begging to harbor this beloved HBT beverage. 3 days after my first brew I made my first batch of apfelwein. About a week after the first pint was drawn, the keg is filled with air. However I've noticed every time *I* drank it, half way through the glass I would get endless sneezing fits and a stuffy nose that ended about 15 minutes after my last sip. This didn't happen to any of my friends or family who consumed much more of it than I, so I don't think it was something that got into the batch. I'm not allergic to apples, apple juice, or corn sugar, so could it be the montrachet yeast or one of its byproducts?
Has anyone else experienced this problem???
If worst comes to worst I'll keep fighting through the sneezing and quaffing down the apfelwein, but I'm thinking of either changing the yeast or brewing it identical to verify if it is the montrachet I'm allergic too. Or maybe just swallow a handful of Claritin with my first sip.