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Old 07-16-2013, 12:05 AM   #1
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Default Bulk aging vs bottle aging?

I have a cider that is 2 months old and crystal clear. The only problem is its like drinking jet fuel lay time I tasted it so it needs to age. I need to clear up a carboy cause I'm full on all accounts. I know bulk aging produces a more uniform flavor, and bottles can vary bottle to bottle. I also know temperature change is reduced in later volumes. Are there any negative things that can happen from bottling early if it is fully fermented out?

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Old 07-16-2013, 07:52 AM   #2
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Any differences would probably be too small to notice. A 2 month old cleared cider is definitely old enough to bottle.

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Old 07-16-2013, 09:55 PM   #3
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Yeah I was about to bottle and when I took my S.G. It was at 1.006 with an abv of around 14.5% ( off the top of my head), so I guess I'll let it sit for a week more to see if it changes, if not ill hit it with the k-meta and sorbate just to be sure... Cause I sampled a little bit, it's not that hot kinda sweet and cinnamon not gonna back sweeten it as it has a good feel in the mouth and the flavor is very enjoyable

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