View Full Version : apfelwein - how do you serve yours?
12-24-2007, 05:18 AM
So my apfelwein is almost done. I intend to carbonate most of the batch, but i was thinking about pulling 2 bottles tonight from the carboy and bottling them. I don't intend for these 2 to be carbonated at all since apfelwein can be served carbed or not.
Basically my intention is to bring them over to the parents house on giftmas just for everyone to try. I tasted a sample earlier when i checked the SG and it was pretty tasty. It definitely can be served as a wine.
So... How do you guys serve your apfelwein?
12-24-2007, 05:39 AM
I've yet to make it, but I realllly want to. I had some at DrunkenSatyr's that was pulled from a corny kegged, well carbed and chilled and it was very tasty.
12-25-2007, 01:26 AM
Yeah, I keg mine and force carb it at 20 psi for about 7 days. Disconnect the gas line and let it sit for 2-3 more days then hook her back up at 12 psi. After a few more days it is ready to go. I found that apfelwein takes MUCH more time to truly carb than beer.
12-25-2007, 07:50 PM
I always carb, one way or the other. Flat apfelwein does nothing for me, it's all about the bubbles!
Lately I've been splitting my batches. For personal consumption, I fill a 3 gallon corny, put it at about 15 psi and place it in the garage brewfridge. I serve with a faucet (a stout faucet actually!) screwed right into a ball-disconnect on top of the keg. When I can no longer negotiate the steps into the garage, I know I've had enough apfelwein!
The remainder of the batch gets primed and bottled in 1 liter flip-tops. They are great for presentation at parties and holiday dinners. The loud "POP" when you flip the cap always seems to please and surprise everybody.
12-27-2007, 04:01 AM
I just got 5 gallons of apple juice to try! Can't Wait!
12-27-2007, 03:21 PM
Be warned, Apfelwein is even more addictive than brewing.
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