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Old 05-09-2012, 07:25 AM   #81
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So, UpstateMike, it looks like by reading your recipe it only took you 15 days to make this hard cider? I've never made cider before but would love to try it. I'm so use to waiting 6 weeks for beer to be ready that 2 weeks for a hard cider just seems strange to me lol.

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Old 05-09-2012, 03:52 PM   #82
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So, UpstateMike, it looks like by reading your recipe it only took you 15 days to make this hard cider? I've never made cider before but would love to try it. I'm so use to waiting 6 weeks for beer to be ready that 2 weeks for a hard cider just seems strange to me lol.
14 days was my original estimate, but I think it took closer to 3 weeks to get to the FG that I wanted. Then a day in the secondary for clearing (optional) then about a month of bottle conditioning. Also, about a week into bottle conditioning, I stovetop pasteurized the batch.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:37 PM   #83
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I stovetop pasteurized the batch.
How does one do that while the cider is in bottles? And Lets say I wanted to keg it, would I just let it sit in the keg for a month? So over all close to 7 weeks for it to be completed?
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:27 AM   #84
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I stovetop pasteurized the batch.
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How does one do that while the cider is in bottles?
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And Lets say I wanted to keg it, would I just let it sit in the keg for a month?
Sounds right, just dont forget to add 5 crushed Campden tablets to the secondary carboy during the 24 hour clearing.

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So over all close to 7 weeks for it to be completed?
7 weeks, two months, yeah. I have found that this is a cider that is good green, and improves with age.
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:15 PM   #85
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Just bottled my 2nd batch last night. Used Nottinghams this time around. Pretty much the only thing I changed from the 1st batch. I let it get a little dryer then I wanted but still had a great taste before back sweetening. Og was 1.061 and FG was 1.000. It was in the primary for 3 weeks and secondary for 4 days. Bottled and pasteurized to make it still. Itching to pull a cork after 1 day in the bottles but will wait at least a couple weeks. Now I have a couple empty car boys that are begging to be filled up......

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Old 05-25-2012, 10:43 PM   #86
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Just bottled this two days ago. To test carbonation I put some in a little water bottle and the bottle has bloated and looks like its going to explode! When should I pasteurize?

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Old 05-26-2012, 04:24 AM   #87
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:32 PM   #88
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Just bottled this two days ago. To test carbonation I put some in a little water bottle and the bottle has bloated and looks like its going to explode! When should I pasteurize?
Water bottles aren't designed to hold pressure. Soda bottles are.

I'd pop a glass bottle in the fridge overnight and open it to see if it's ready.
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:58 PM   #89
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Water bottles aren't designed to hold pressure. Soda bottles are.

I'd pop a glass bottle in the fridge overnight and open it to see if it's ready.
I cold crashed the whole batch, popped one open and the bottle foamed up a little bit then went right down and tastes great, is it safe to pasteurize?
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:03 PM   #90
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Has anyone that has made this and stuck to the recipe measured the SG after adding the concentrate and caramel syrup?

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