I have made Cider/Apfelwein several times. I prefer Whitelabs California Ale Yeast.
I live in Houston, Tx. It gets warm down here in the summer. California Ale yeast can take the higher than normal temps. It's also very clean tasting. I don't like any extra fruity flavors in my cider. I...
White Labs California Ale Yeast.
O.G. 1.060 ---F.G. 1.000
This yeast is very neutral in flavor. Very Dry. It helps bring out the apple flavor. GOOD!
My recipe was
5 Gal Apple Juice
2 lbs Dark Brown Sugar disolved in 1q of Juice brought up to 180 degrees
2 t Yeast Nutriant...
I used 5 gal apple juice and 2 lbs of Dark Brown Sugar. I was thinking that it would leave just a trace of unfermtable sugars. However, it OG of 1.060 and when I racked it a month later the gravity was 1.000
Very dry and tastes great. I don't know if I can wait any longer.
I've done this several times. I have used the same carboy and yeast for 4 beers in a row. The yeast was WL001.
On one occasion, I racked from Primary to Seconday on Tuesday. I left about an inch of beer over the yeast cake. Then I put the carboy in my chest cooler (38 degrees) and then...