You can make it in anything you have handy - bottle, bucket, barrel, tank, tub, glass, food grade plastic, stainless steel, etc., as long as you can fit an airlock on it!Posted by formsand...
Umm these question is probably here somewhere in the four thousand posts, but I'm going to ask again. First, if I use a carboy for this, do I have to use a vapor lock on it as well? Second, do I have to have a specialty carboy (like a Better bottle)? I was wondering if I could buy a 5 gallon water jug thing at Safeway (I don't have a homebrew store anywhere near me.) And third, do I even have to use a carboy, or can I make it in a 5 gallon bucket?
I want you to know, Ed, that I was infact calling you a M'F**kR yesterday morning. I loved you Friday night, but by morning you had made an enemy. Thanks for the recipe.Excessive consumption of Apfelwein WILL get you drunk at warp speed.
Drink a quart of water and take 3 aspirin before going to sleep tol help reduce the effects of excessive Apfelwein consumption as well as the urge to call EdWort a M'F**kR the next morning!
Ok thanks for clearing that up for me.It is best of you use something with an air lock. For a bucket you need a lid for the bucket, A 3/8 rubber grommet and a hole in the lid for the grommet. You put the grommet in the hole and the air lock in the grommet. You can buy lids with the whole already drilled in the top.
In my experience, the cooler fermented batches are cleaner tasting. I've also never experienced the hangovers that people claim to get with this stuff. I attribute that to too hot fermentation.This may well have been discussed in the 4000+ replies to this post, so forgive me if it has been, but I'm wondering what the best temperature is to brew this stuff at. I just put together my first batch yesterday. The room here is close to 80 deg F all the time. Today it is spewing gas like there's no tomorrow and the whole room has a wonderful apple + egg smell. I started worrying that this temp might be too high, so I just moved it down to my study which is closer to 70 deg.
Is this important?