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Old 02-04-2013, 11:03 PM   #1
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The first pic is when I got everything mixed up and put together, the second is after about 36 hrs and the 3rd is after 3 days. It is basically 2 gallons of Motts Apple juice,a tube of Sweet Mead Wine yeast, 1 pound of Corn sugar, 2 tsp of Yeast Nutrient, and some acid blend. The temp in the room it is in varies between 65 to 70 deg. The air lock is bubbling away and smells really good. I do plan on back sweeting if it is too dry. I did notice today's looks almost like a caramel color. Hopefully it will come out fine for a first try.

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Old 02-06-2013, 02:31 PM   #2
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You didnt ask a question,but i think the one you could ask is...Is there too much headspace???

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Old 02-06-2013, 04:46 PM   #3
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Well actually with this being my first try I didn't want to take a chance and mess up a full 5 gal of Apple Cider so I went with a smaller amount of 2 gal. I hope that much headspace won't make a difference in how it turns out. The Cider has turned almost orange but the air lock is still bubbling alot. If this batch turns out well then I will get a 6 gal carboy for fermentation and use this 5 gal as my back up.

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