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Old 07-08-2012, 06:43 PM   #1
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I made my first batch of cider with store bought juice and it turned out great. I want to start another one with either cloudy organic apple juice or real apples . My question, can you make it clear if the starting juice is a cloudy apple cider.

How do get it clear. Pectic enzyme in primary? clearing agent? filter? or am I stuck with a cloudy cider.

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Old 07-08-2012, 07:01 PM   #2
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I use pectic in primary and patience in secondary.

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Old 07-08-2012, 09:17 PM   #3
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Thanks, so are you saying it will clear eventually if left in secondary? Naturally.

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Old 07-09-2012, 02:27 AM   #4
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It will clear in the secondary given enough time. But me personally I like to add a pack of super kleer to drop it all out and bottle it from there to save my space in carboys for aging .

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Old 07-09-2012, 11:05 AM   #5
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It'll clear all by itself if you give it time.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:17 AM   #6
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When I make my cider I use apples and a juicer and they clear fine on their own, just need to give it time

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Old 07-09-2012, 12:24 PM   #7
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Those little yeasties will clear out even the cloudiest of cider. A little pectic enzyme wont hurt but all you really need is patience. I use only fresh pressed un-filtered juice from a local farm. It has a lot of sediment to begin with and after 2 weeks in primary, it is usually starting to clear up in the second or third week of secondary.

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Old 07-09-2012, 07:34 PM   #8
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I have heard on here several times that adding honey will make a pasteurized juice clear, otherwise it is hard to clear. I could be completely wrong because I am still trying it out. I currently have five 1 gallon glass jugs going, all of them different kinds of apple juice. I will know for sure in a few more weeks.

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Old 07-09-2012, 07:58 PM   #9
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Use Sparkolloid. It will be clear enough to read a newspaper thru the carboy in under 2 weeks.

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