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Old 12-23-2008, 11:26 PM   #1
Nov 2008
Middlesex, NC
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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.



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Old 12-23-2008, 11:46 PM   #2
Nov 2007
Spring Valley, Ohio
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Absolutely no concerns with repitching.
Meads: Hababero and Sarrano Capiscumel, Show Mead possibly getting split and flavored, and 12 gallons of Bochet Deliciousness
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:58 PM   #3
Sep 2008
Finger Lakes
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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

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