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Old 01-12-2009, 02:31 AM   #1
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Ok, so how lazy are you? Does anyone ever make Apfelwein or cider in the original tree top (or other) bottle? My local supermarket has 2 gal plastic organic apple cider jugs on sale for real cheap and I was thinking "hmmm... I could add sugar, yeast and just plop a drilled bung and airlock on the top of that."

Anyone ever try that or does everyone have 7 carboys around just itching for a job?

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Old 01-12-2009, 02:51 AM   #2
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I have done that before with good results. It's great for small batches.

Oh, and I only have 6 Better Bottles sitting around.

 
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Old 03-08-2009, 12:54 AM   #3
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I did it the other day but didn't go so fancy as to use an airlock. Foil's just fine round these parts...

...these parts meaning my closet.

 
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Old 03-08-2009, 12:58 AM   #4
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Oh, and I only have 6 Better Bottles sitting around.
Oh, if only I could afford just one...

 
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Old 03-08-2009, 01:02 AM   #5
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have made quite a few small batches in the original containers usualy either drill out the lid for an airlock with a light adhesive to keep it in place and leak free, or just use drilled bung, depending on what i have on hand

 
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Old 03-08-2009, 01:16 AM   #6
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I ferment in a BB, but then transfer to the original sanitized bottles the AJ came in. With the exception of a few carbonated bottles as an experiment. This stuff doesn't last long enough to require glass and fancy equipment. LOL
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I found some fresh pressed unfiltered cider in 1 gal glass jugs. I just poured a bit out for headspace, sprinkled in the appropriate amount of dry yeast and let 'er rip. Two weeks later I bottled it with priming sugar. Worked great!
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Old 03-08-2009, 06:27 AM   #8
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Oh, if only I could afford just one...
Man, they're like 20 bucks. You can afford that.
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Old 03-08-2009, 03:53 PM   #9
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I've used this 1 gallon jug with great success, although with a fair amount of pectin in it, but it was still delicious.
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Old 03-08-2009, 08:20 PM   #10
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I have a gallon of fresh cider from an orchard sitting in my basement.

I bought it on election day, and it's been sitting in my basement, chillin ever since. So far, it's cleared pretty well. I'm waiting until may to open it.

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