Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > good bottles for apfelwein? gallon jugs?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-05-2008, 12:06 AM   #11
hexmonkey
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Hunterdon County, NJ
Posts: 381
Liked 12 Times on 10 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobby_M View Post
A decent compromise is 1/2 gallon growlers. Climax Brewing (Roselle, NJ) only sells their beers in that size containers and it's tasty stuff. Check out Buy Rite on Centennial in Piscataway.
I was thinking of clear containers originally so I forgot about Climax. Their beer definitely falls under the category of "something in them that I would want to drink".

They even use paper labels, which are less of a pain to remove than the painted-on kind...


hexmonkey is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2008, 02:07 PM   #12
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 22,550
Liked 1216 Times on 799 Posts
Likes Given: 29

Default

To answer your other question, yes, even still beverages are subject to oxidation. You could get away with drinking half, then the latter half the following day but I wouldn't leave half a jug for a week.


__________________
Welcome to BrewHardware.com. I love you.
New 100% Stainless Steel Heating Elements are IN! ULWD 5500w Ripple, 2000w, 1500w, etc
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc.
Bobby_M is online now
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2008, 06:05 PM   #13
hexmonkey
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Hunterdon County, NJ
Posts: 381
Liked 12 Times on 10 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigKahuna View Post
You better drink a couple or 3 glasses before you decide to bottle in gallons.
I just picked up 5 1-gallon jugs of the organic juice at Whole Foods.



These things are utterly enormous! I totally get what you're saying now.

Maybe a mix of half-liter and half-gallon bottles would work...
hexmonkey is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2008, 06:09 PM   #14
BigKahuna
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BigKahuna's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Eastern Colorado
Posts: 5,940
Liked 48 Times on 41 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hexmonkey View Post
I totally get what you're saying now.
No You Don't

and you won't till you shout the words...."DAMN YOU ED WORT!"

It's good for ya though.
__________________
Seriously. I'm here for BEER
It's Not The Size Of Your Rig That Counts....It's How Often You Use It.
BigKahuna is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2008, 06:30 PM   #15
DuckAssassin
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Metairie, LA
Posts: 136
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Hexmonkey, did you note the ingredients in the apple juice? Is there anything other than juice in there?
__________________
Primary 1) Empty
Secondary 1a-f) - 2 gallons Traditional Mead, 4 Gallons Melomel, 2) Wee Heavy Widgeon Ale, 3) Pintail Pale Ale
Bottled - Amber Ale, TheJadedDog's All Amarillo IPA x2, Apfelwine, Wit Bier, Stout, Pintail Pale Ale (V1-Cascade, V2-Amarillo), Graff
DuckAssassin is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2008, 09:08 PM   #16
hexmonkey
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Hunterdon County, NJ
Posts: 381
Liked 12 Times on 10 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckAssassin View Post
Hexmonkey, did you note the ingredients in the apple juice? Is there anything other than juice in there?
Nothing but juice. The ingredients list says:
Organic, pasteurized, unfiltered apple juice
hexmonkey is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2008, 10:11 PM   #17
ChshreCat
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ChshreCat's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 11,575
Liked 528 Times on 422 Posts
Likes Given: 21

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigKahuna View Post
No You Don't

and you won't till you shout the words...."DAMN YOU ED WORT!"

It's good for ya though.
I imagine it as more like Shatner in Wrath of Kahn.

KAAAAAAHHHHNNNN!

errr.. I mean.

EEEEEEDDDWOOOOOOOOORRRRRT!
__________________
"Science + beer = good!"
-Adam Savage
ChshreCat is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2008, 10:50 AM   #18
RedOctober
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Rockland County NY
Posts: 380
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Drive to Corrados, they are nearby and have the 1 liter ez-cap bottles that may work nicely for you. Here is their info:

Corrado's Market
Address 1578 Main Ave
Clifton NJ 07011
US
Phone 1.800.232.6758
Fax 1.973.340.2052
Email info@corradosmarket.com



600 Getty Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07011
Wholesale Warehouse
1.973.340.8590

Garden Center
1.973.340.3393

Beer & Wine Making
RedOctober is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2008, 12:43 PM   #19
menschmaschine
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Delaware
Posts: 3,278
Liked 34 Times on 28 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hexmonkey View Post
Nothing but juice. The ingredients list says:
Organic, pasteurized, unfiltered apple juice
I've made it with this. The brand I used was Knudsen's. I just poured out a little juice from the 1 gallon glass jug to allow room for corn sugar, put in the corn sugar (solution) and pitched yeast. I got about 8-10 small Duvel bottles (11.2 oz) out of it.

One thing to note is that because it's unfiltered, there will be a lot of pectin floating around in the end product. It will be slightly cloudy, but most of the pectin will settle to the bottom, but it doesn't "flocculate" well. So,it looks a little odd, but still delicious.
__________________
END TRANSMISSION
menschmaschine is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2008, 04:36 PM   #20
hexmonkey
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Hunterdon County, NJ
Posts: 381
Liked 12 Times on 10 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by menschmaschine View Post
One thing to note is that because it's unfiltered, there will be a lot of pectin floating around in the end product. It will be slightly cloudy, but most of the pectin will settle to the bottom, but it doesn't "flocculate" well. So,it looks a little odd, but still delicious.
I see there's sediment at the bottom of the jug, is this what you're referring to? Maybe if I carefully decant off the top of that...

I'm planning to ferment this in a carboy anyway, so hopefully I can reduce some of this. Or get some pectinase?


hexmonkey is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1 gallon jugs Sum1Stu Equipment/Sanitation 8 10-16-2009 09:54 AM
Apfelwein Jugs Farmer Wine Making Forum 6 08-20-2008 02:52 PM
1 gallon glass jugs sirsloop Mead Forum 13 01-21-2008 10:20 PM
Bottling Apfelwein to original 1-gallon apple juice jugs? CallMeZoot Cider Forum 2 12-03-2007 09:59 PM
bottling gallon and half gallon jugs beermonkey Bottling/Kegging 2 04-09-2005 05:23 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS