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Old 11-15-2007, 05:53 PM   #1
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Default Amount of cider vs Size of Carboy

I'm competely new to brewing and would like to try to brew a cider. I have a 6.5 gallon glass carboy. Would it be ok to use only 6 gallons of cider or will the extra air in the carboy cause problems?

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Old 11-15-2007, 06:02 PM   #2
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I'd go 5.5 gallons or make sure to use a blow off tube.

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Old 11-15-2007, 06:02 PM   #3
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unless you do edworts apfelwein

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Old 11-15-2007, 06:22 PM   #4
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Hmm, I'll have to check out this Apfelwein I've been reading so much about...

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I'd go 5.5 gallons or make sure to use a blow off tube.

ah, so 6 gallons might be too much?
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The last batch I made filled it to the neck and the Cotes de Blancs yeast only pused a minimal amount into the airlock. If you are gonna use an ale yeast your results may be different though.

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Old 11-15-2007, 06:55 PM   #7
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I have Lalvin EC-1118

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I have Lalvin EC-1118
I did a 1 gal batch of cider in a 1 gal bottle with EC-1118 and it pushed into the airlock a little but there was almost no volume lost.

With unfiltered Gravenstein cider, and some dextrose it came out delicious with that yeast.
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Good to hear. I'm nervous since this is my first attempt but excited to see how it goes.

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sanatize well, have everything you need ready, and do edworts apfelwein and you cant go wrong!

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