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28 May 2010, 1:29 UTC

Apfelwein Success


At the start of the month I embarked on a project to make Frankfurt-style apfelwein. Today Chris and I bottled the stuff, then sampled it at dinner with Bill and AJ.

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1 May 2010, 15:24 UTC

Making Cider


Inspired by a recent metafilter thread I've decide to try to make apfelwein (frankfurter apple cider). The post linked to a massive forum thread on it, which has been distilled (ha!) down into a wiki page. Like it says, there's simply nothing like apfelwein available in the US, which is unfortunate since I like the stuff so well. I'm particularly missing it now, having just returned from three weeks in Germany.

Today, in honor of national homebrew day, I put on my first batch of cider. Hopefully the odors of fermentation won't be too strong for us to handle. Unless something goes wrong, I just have 4 weeks of waiting before the recipe's ready. Watch this space for more details around June 1, and wish me luck at my new hobby!

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