Bottling EdWorts Apfelwein ?

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Hoggy

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I will be ready to bottle up a batch of this soon. I just scored a bunch of mason jars from my father in-law. Any issues with bottling in mason jars? I will not be carbonating. -Thanks
 
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I've never tried it, but I would worry about maintaining a good seal. Mason jars are designed to seal under vacuum pressure, which you won't have. If anything, you'll have positive pressure from residual fermentation.
 

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If you're not planning on carbing, you might want to get some campden tablets to stop the fermentation. I bottled my last batch in the gallon bottles that the juice came in. After roughly a week, there was a substantial amount of pressure buildup. I relieved the pressure last night. I am not sure what kind of internal pressure mason jars are designedto hold.
 
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Some good points. Maybe I will try a couple of jars to see how it goes. I thought that if it worked that it would be kind of cool to bottle this stuff in some of those pint drinking jars with the handles.
 

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Why does everyone assume he's not carbing? Carb away, I've got a Sunny Delight
Amarillo IPA in a mason jar right now and I'm sure it'll be fizzy and good in a week.
Dose with your priming sugar and bonappetit!
 
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Why does everyone assume he's not carbing? Carb away, I've got a Sunny Delight
Amarillo IPA in a mason jar right now and I'm sure it'll be fizzy and good in a week.
Well for one thing, he stated that he's not carbing!

Bad idea BTW, carbing in a glass container that's not designed to hold pressure. Have you got some safety glasses? ;)
 

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I split a batch of EWs Apfelwein, half still, half carbed. The bottles that I wanted carbed, I put 3 carb tabs/12 oz bottle. At one point when I was short of bottles, I used the original Mott's juice bottle with the appropriate amount of tabs for 1 gallon. There was still enough head space at the top. Last time I checked the bottle was very taut. Thank God for plastic.
 
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