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ElevenBrewCo 11-27-2010 02:51 PM

cider stopped fermenting during 2nd stage
 
Hello all i bought a standard cider kit and after i transferred my cider to my carboy it was no longer active. I sterilized everything so i guess im confused because i still have a week ledt of fermenting. Should i add more yeast?

cravej 11-27-2010 02:52 PM

What is the specific gravity? It might be finished already.

ElevenBrewCo 11-27-2010 03:13 PM

Im at work right now so i cant remember right now. I started it monday so i wouldnt think it would be done by now.

jamesnsw 11-27-2010 03:30 PM

My guess is its done, but we'll wait to hear back on the gravity for a final decision.

Generally, I wait until active fermentation is done before racking to secondary- the move can take out a lot of yeast, and stall fermentation if it isn't done. Sometimes it will start up again- you may just be in the lag time, and it will eventually restart.

RM-MN 11-27-2010 05:02 PM

Your cider is no longer in the active phase and no it isn't done with the fermenting, just with the active phase. Give it another week or even two and it will be done.

ElevenBrewCo 11-27-2010 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by RM-MN (Post 2434785)
Your cider is no longer in the active phase and no it isn't done with the fermenting, just with the active phase. Give it another week or even two and it will be done.

ok i was just hopeing i didnt mess it up during the transfer. Ive never done cider before so i was a little concerned. Thanks guys!!


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