EdWort's Apfelwein : Couple of Questions

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Rudeboy

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Up here in Canada we don't have Tree Top Juice. Is that like a clarified Apple juice in a tetra pack, like Sun-Rype up here? Or is it more like the unclarified stuff in the 4 litre jugs?

Also my LHBS suggested putting in pectic enzyme (?). Good idea or bad idea?

Thanks Rudeboy
 
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Any juice that contains no preservatives should work just fine. Ascorbic acid is acceptable. Tree Top is a major brand of juice here, it's filtered and very clear.

As far as pectic enzyme or other additives go, I see no need to stray from the master's original recipe, at least not for your first batch. Juice, dextrose and yeast! The results are spectacular.
 

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It can be any juice with no preservatives added. I use the Kroger brand juice and it works out great every time.
 

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Rudeboy said:
Up here in Canada we don't have Tree Top Juice. Is that like a clarified Apple juice in a tetra pack, like Sun-Rype up here? Or is it more like the unclarified stuff in the 4 litre jugs?
How does the Apfelwein turn out if you use the unclarified stuff instead?
 

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I am brewing it with clarified apple juice and I am about to bottle. So far so good.
I will let you know how it tastes.
 

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Its real nice. I have never made it before but i think it tastes wonderful and it hasnt even been conditioned yet.
 

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How does the Apfelwein turn out if you use the unclarified stuff instead?
I am in the process of doing this myself and I have one question... is it supposed to clear up like to original recipe??? its been 22 days and it has not yet cleared. should I just bottle it. specific grav is ~0.98

any comment would be appreciated I am new to this.
 

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Cider/unfiltered juice benefit from the pectic enzyme addition; your choice to use it or not. I do.
I used pectic enzyme like you suggested and if has clarified beautifully. When I added the Pectic enzyme I got a second go around of fermentation, not sure why but I think it might be because it made some new fermentable surgars..... but not sure. I bottled it and it became clear after about 4 weeks. Thank you for the help
 

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Open a bottle the other night that had beenin bottle for 14 mo's..smooth silk...
 

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I have an apfelwein made from unfiltered juice last fall. I tried to clarify with KC, and while some whitish sediment did fall out, the liquid is still quite cloudy. About the top 2 inches have cleared somewhat, after three weeks. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what to try next? Gelatin perhaps?
 
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