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Old 08-07-2012, 09:08 PM   #31
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Here it is cold crashed. I noticed it was still letting some gas out of the airlock, but it's slowed wayyyy down.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:37 PM   #32
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I also have some 22oz. Bottles that I will be using . 128 ounces = 1 gallon so I'm going to need 512 ounces of glass, those 24-12oz ain't gonna cut it.
for 5 gal i typically need about 48-50 12oz bottles, so you'll need about 40 bottles. Better get drinking! I prefer Goose Island bottles.. Why buy new bottles when you can enjoy some great beer in the process?
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:17 AM   #33
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I do have some bottles saved up, the bottles I received from northern brewer seem
Kinda thin to me but I gotta try em.

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Old 08-08-2012, 05:55 PM   #34
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I typically will rack at 1.016 and this will slow down the ferment to a crawl. Then leave it in the secondary to clear for about a week. The fermentation doesn't do much in this one week period. Then I rack to bottling bucket with 1/4 gal of original juice and bottle. Wait 1-2 weeks to carb up and have a clear, crisp, sweet and sparkling cider.

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Old 08-08-2012, 06:24 PM   #35
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After you have racked it into the secondary and waited a week, have you taken the FG? I'd be curious to know what that is so if I find mine to be lower/higher, I could adjust my addition of juice accordingly (though I will probably do a few taste tests for good measure).

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1.014 is the lowest it has been after the 1 week in the secondary. It doesn't move much. I try to bump it back up to 1.016 with the 1/4 gallon of juice. I estimate is probably ends at 1.014 again in the bottle by the time i pasturize.

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