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Old 08-20-2012, 08:39 PM   #241
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I'm going to rack and make my caramel sauce today. It's already in a carboy and I don't have any available. Can I just rack into a brew bucket since I'm just going to bottle it tomorrow anyway?

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Old 08-20-2012, 08:47 PM   #242
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I'm going to rack and make my caramel sauce today. It's already in a carboy and I don't have any available. Can I just rack into a brew bucket since I'm just going to bottle it tomorrow anyway?
Yeah man. May have a little more cloudiness but nothing that's gonna stop you from drinkin' it!
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:49 PM   #243
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Why would racking to a bucket make it more cloudy than a carboy?

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Old 08-20-2012, 11:18 PM   #244
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Why would racking to a bucket make it more cloudy than a carboy?
I swear I gotta get glasses....misread. I was thinkin' you meant just chucking it into a bottling bucket/bottling. Absolutely NO issues in using buckets as secondaries for clarifying. I do that all the time! Maybe I need to have a beer or two before I jump on the forum in the future
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:20 PM   #245
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Why would racking to a bucket make it more cloudy than a carboy?
I believe the point he was making is that just the act of racking may cause a little cloudiness. Not relevant what the container is made of. If you rack carefully w/o disturbing the sediment it isn't an issue.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:14 AM   #246
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Do I just put the caramel sauce in a Ziploc or something for a day. I assume at room temp.

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Old 08-21-2012, 01:25 AM   #247
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I threw the caramel sauce in after I made it and it got to room temp. Didnt really see the point in letting it sit, and didnt want to risk contamination. My guess would be a zip lock or a tupperware container would work out fine

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Old 08-21-2012, 01:44 AM   #248
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I'm with College on that. For my batch, I just considered it "priming sugar" but a slightly more complex method of making it. I made it in a smaller stockpot (1 gallon?) and then after it cooled a small amount, I dumped in all the THAWED but fridge temp cans of concentrate to cool it faster. Then I treated the whole thing as normal priming solution, chucked into the bottling bucket and bottled. I found it easier that way personally.

However, if you do need to store it, just use a sanitized mason jar.

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Old 08-21-2012, 01:59 AM   #249
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It saddens me to say that yesterday my delicious caramel apple cider committed suicide....or was it murder?! I walked into my closet and the jug was corkless. There it was just....molding. I found the cork about 2 feet away. I had a few mandatory tastes here and there, but this was made specifically for our beach vacation next weekend so I tried my best to stay away from it or let anyone else near it. I think it was sad when it saw a fresh batch of bottles set down beside it. Just shed it's alcoholic cork and that was it. I cried a little.

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It saddens me to say that yesterday my delicious caramel apple cider committed suicide....or was it murder?! I walked into my closet and the jug was corkless. There it was just....molding. I found the cork about 2 feet away. I had a few mandatory tastes here and there, but this was made specifically for our beach vacation next weekend so I tried my best to stay away from it or let anyone else near it. I think it was sad when it saw a fresh batch of bottles set down beside it. Just shed it's alcoholic cork and that was it. I cried a little.
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