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Old 11-10-2008, 07:04 PM   #1
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Default Apfelwein......to carbonate or not?

I have a my first batch of apfelwein going and I'm wondering if I should carbonate it or not when I bottle. I know a lot of people on here have made this before or are drinking it now and just wondered what the general consensus is.


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Old 11-10-2008, 07:10 PM   #2
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I prefer it carbonated


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Old 11-10-2008, 07:11 PM   #3
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I serve mine still like a nice white wine and sparkling (carbed) like a sparkling wine (champagne) Both ways are nice.

Maybe do half and half? Bottle half still, add 2 oz priming sugar solution and stir gently to mix in the sugar then continue bottling the rest. See which way you prefer and then rinse/repeat. You do have another batch fermenting, don't you? That was part of the recipe after all.
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I've found that the beer oriented people tend to prefer it carbonated while the wine oriented people enjoy it still. I did a mix of the two.
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:41 PM   #5
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You do have another batch fermenting, don't you? That was part of the recipe after all.
HAHA, well I only have one batch going since it's my first but its so damn easy to make I'm sure I will get another going once I discover I actually like it. Thanks for all the suggestions. I think I'm gonna try it both ways.
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:45 PM   #6
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I did half and half....

Carbed it's like apple champaigne, still it's like apple wine...I tend to like the carbed better.
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This thread needs a poll!

+1 for 1/2 and 1/2
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i like it lightly carbonated.
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Carb it up..I like it better that way..
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I could make still beer too, but I likes the bubbles. So does Baby. Champagne, Fizzy beer and Sparkling Apple wine it is for us.


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