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Old 03-27-2012, 06:20 AM   #1
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Default cider acting weird

after 5 days, there isnt any activity in the bubbler of my fermenter
for the first few days there was bubble, but it hasnt bubbled in 2 days

it was bubbling about once every 5 seconds at its peak

what gives?

also, using a flashlight i can see thres a half inch of sediment on the botom

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Old 03-27-2012, 06:52 AM   #2
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temperature?

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Old 03-27-2012, 08:26 PM   #3
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temperature?
well its in a garage in southern california, not in direct light, probably around 60-70 average

we used white labs english cider yeast
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:51 PM   #4
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I had a similar issue. I started at S.G. 1.060 and racked after 5 days because it stopped bubbling, but it was only at 1.020. After another 9 in secondary it only went down to 1.016. It was at room temperature in Arizona, so about 75 F. It still got to 5.9% abv, though, so not too big a deal.

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I had a similar issue. I started at S.G. 1.060 and racked after 5 days because it stopped bubbling, but it was only at 1.020. After another 9 in secondary it only went down to 1.016. It was at room temperature in Arizona, so about 75 F. It still got to 5.9% abv, though, so not too big a deal.
so you think its fine to bottle soon?
and i wasnt expecting anything over 4-5%, just used 100% motts apple juice with nothing extra

also is it possible to rack to a secondary with only one fermenter?
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Er, I don't really think much of anything. I'm talking about my first batch I've ever brewed (of anything). Currently bottled and hopefully carbonating (why do I suspect it won't?).

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you really need to check the gravity. if you have a loose seal then it might have fermented without the airlock bubbling. temp is good, the yeast may have just chewed through very quickly, but it is dangerous to bottle until you know how much sugar is left

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you really need to check the gravity. if you have a loose seal then it might have fermented without the airlock bubbling. temp is good, the yeast may have just chewed through very quickly, but it is dangerous to bottle until you know how much sugar is left
well a tad too late to go back, bottled earlier today, hope they dont explode!
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