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Old 05-21-2013, 06:32 PM   #1
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Default Backsweeten after kegging and carbing??

I kegged up my first cider last week and took a taste yesterday. I'd like to get a bit more sweetness in it and was considering backsweetening with concentrate. Is this something I can do after it has been carbed or did I miss my window? Thanks.

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Old 05-21-2013, 07:05 PM   #2
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You can still sweeten. You will lose a lot of the carb to open and mix the concentrate, but just hook it back up and your in business.

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Easy enough, thanks!

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I've done lab work measuring how much carbonation is lost opening and re-closing cider. Surprisingly little carbonation (i.e. not enough to register on the equipment) is lost if you close up within a minute or two.

Helps to chill it down before opening.

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