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  1. TVarmy

    Could I get away with calling my Apfelwein Scrumpy?

    There are too many terms out there for fermented apple juice! There's hard cider, apfelwein, and scrumpy, and I'm interested in finding out the difference. From what I read on Wikipedia, scrumpy can be clear or cloudy (although it's usually cloudy), dry or sweet, and possibly tannic. Since...
  2. TVarmy

    Do I need to wait until I see no bubbles whatsoever to bottle?

    Hi, I'm currently making a batch of apfelwein, and it's past the two week mark and still bubbling. It's in a cold basement, so that's probably to be expected. I think it's too much of a pain to check the gravity (ie sanitizing the hydrometer and everything), so should I not bother until I can...
  3. TVarmy

    First time fermenting any bev period, Am I on the right track?

    Well, it's in my 60 degree basement, slowly bubbling away. I read in other threads that bubbles don't really mean anything, and that I should just pay attention to the gravity, so I guess I won't worry. 60's on the low end, but it should be okay, if a little slow, right? I'm not really into...
  4. TVarmy

    First time fermenting any bev period, Am I on the right track?

    Well, I bought the hydrometer today and started fermentation. It hasn't shown any visible signs yet (it's only been three or four hours). I added 1 tsp per gallon (5 tsp) yeast nutrient as I misrembered EdWort's recipe. The recipe from instructables said to add it. It was urea based. That...
  5. TVarmy

    First time fermenting any bev period, Am I on the right track?

    Do I need to use the hydrometer before I start fermentation to get an idea of when it's done? I have the store bought juice for EdWort's recipe, but I don't have a hydrometer and the homebrew store is pretty far away.
  6. TVarmy

    First time fermenting any bev period, Am I on the right track?

    Fletch, I'm not sure if they get their apples locally or not this time of year. They do operate their own press, though.
  7. TVarmy

    First time fermenting any bev period, Am I on the right track?

    Thanks for the advice, everyone! I'll try EdWort's recipe instead, since I'm probably just going to get two gallons or so of cider from the local orchard. If I don't get the call from them soon, I might just use 100% store bought and freeze the raw cider for later. Will it be an issue that...
  8. TVarmy

    First time fermenting any bev period, Am I on the right track?

    Hi, I found this recipe on Lifehacker a while back and I'm going to give it a try with some supplies I bought from the homebrew store this past week. I have champagne yeast, and I'm planning on getting some unpasteurized cider from the next pressing at a local orchard. I'll use campford...
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