Apfelwein fermenting issues - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > Apfelwein fermenting issues
Cool Brewing Corny 5G & Mini Giveaway
Sign-up To NEW HBT Article Newsletter - Brewing Articles Direct To You!

Thread Tools
Old 12-23-2008, 11:26 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Middlesex, NC
Posts: 93
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Apfelwein fermenting issues

So I set my Apfelwein on the 19th and added the pack of yeasties, but no matter how much I washed the funnel I could not get it all down. My batch is 2.5 gallons, so I hoped more then half the pack made it in. and decided to relax and drink a brew. Afterwords I capped it and waited, it is now 3 full days later and I had no activity at all in the airlock. I decided to re-pitch with another pack of the yeast, but this time I followed the instructions on the back of the pack and dissolved it in 100 degree water before adding it. I hope this batch will kick it off, but SWMBO asked me a question I could not answer. Will re-pitching cause any issues that would make us not want to drink the Apfelwein? I tend to think not, but I wanted to ask and be sure, since I am a newb.



oteixeira is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2008, 11:46 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Spring Valley, Ohio
Posts: 1,379
Liked 12 Times on 10 Posts


Absolutely no concerns with repitching.
Meads: Hababero and Sarrano Capiscumel, Show Mead possibly getting split and flavored, and 12 gallons of Bochet Deliciousness
Ciders:3 Ciders with differing additives TBD, Strawberry/Apple Cider
Wine: Black Cherry Vanilla Port
Tusch is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2008, 11:58 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Finger Lakes
Posts: 751
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 7


You can trust a fermenting cider more than a SWMBO.
"Your HYDROMETER is the only BEST indicator of fermentation activity. Nothing else is accurate or consistent"...Revvy
RugenBrau is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Edwort's Apfelwein Issues DtownRiot General Beer Discussion 14 07-28-2009 02:34 AM
Apfelwein not fermenting. Tim27 Cider Forum 8 05-10-2009 05:23 AM
Fermenting Apfelwein BuffaloSabresBrewer Wine Making Forum 1 04-05-2008 04:30 AM
My fermenting issues stevenb General Techniques 13 06-17-2007 03:48 PM
fermenting issues OrkinYards General Techniques 6 06-07-2007 07:22 AM

Forum Jump