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Old 06-22-2013, 02:51 AM   #1041
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Also, is there supposed to be a Krausen cause there's not.
My experience with Nottingham is that it is a low to no krausen producing yeast.


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Old 06-22-2013, 03:00 AM   #1042
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Ahh, thanks for the info. I have brewed a few beers(all of 3), but not a cider. Of the three that I have done I have had a mess with two of them so I wasn't sure about the Krausen. Thanks again!



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Old 06-23-2013, 05:00 PM   #1043
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I just checked on mine a few minutes ago. The orange-ish milkiness is gone and it's starting to clear nicely. It's at about 10 days in primary. I'll take a reading next weekend and hopefully keg it up.

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Old 06-23-2013, 07:54 PM   #1044
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Good to know, thanks again.

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Old 06-28-2013, 12:48 AM   #1045
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I made this and waited 2 weeks to bottle it. When I went to bottle my fermentation was done with no bubbles coming through the airlock. I followed the updated recipe with 3 cans FCAJ and the cinnamon syrup. It has been 5 days and my bottles are not carbonating. When I opened one it gave a small sound of carbonation sound but it has no carbonation. I used red star yeast and am thinking that i waited too long to bottle and all the yeast fell out. Any ideas? I got 39 bottles and 4 quart flip tops. It tastes ok but not great. Thanks in advance. Oh and long time site stalker, first post. I make cider, applejack and am getting started in mead when my 60 lb bucket of honey arrives from PA next week.



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Old 06-28-2013, 01:11 AM   #1046
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I made this and waited 2 weeks to bottle it. When I went to bottle my fermentation was done with no bubbles coming through the airlock. I followed the updated recipe with 3 cans FCAJ and the cinnamon syrup. It has been 5 days and my bottles are not carbonating. When I opened one it gave a small sound of carbonation sound but it has no carbonation. I used red star yeast and am thinking that i waited too long to bottle and all the yeast fell out. Any ideas? I got 39 bottles and 4 quart flip tops. It tastes ok but not great. Thanks in advance. Oh and long time site stalker, first post. I make cider, applejack and am getting started in mead when my 60 lb bucket of honey arrives from PA next week.
I think they just need a few more days.
I definitely don't think you waited too long to bottle. Mine spent about four weeks in the fermenter and had dropped crystal clear before I bottled and they carbed up just fine.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:03 PM   #1047
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Excuse me if this has been asked before: did you take multiple hydro readings or only use the airlock as an indicator to the end of fermentation?

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Old 07-01-2013, 12:24 AM   #1048
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Well....it finally cleared up and its almost bottling time. I can't wait to try the finished product.

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Excuse me if this has been asked before: did you take multiple hydro readings or only use the airlock as an indicator to the end of fermentation?
I did not take hydro readings during fermentation, just waited for the airlock to no longer bubble. My starting OG was 1.062 and finished was 1.022. I think I may not have let it go long enough, as the OP stated his finished was 1.10ish.
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Even though I've read it here hundreds of times, people don't listen. Airlock activity is NOT a reliable way to assess fermentation. Why do people still do it???

1.022 is way high for FG.



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