Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > Cider Clearing post Fermentation?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-12-2008, 04:09 PM   #1
Jilaman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 143
Default Cider Clearing post Fermentation?

I did not add anything to my must before I pitched the yeast to help with clearing the cider.


Is there anything I can add when I rack to secondary to help clear this cider?

__________________
Wolverine Brewing
Primary: Nothing
Secondary: Nothing
Kegged: Pliny the Elder clone - Austin Homebrew Supply
Drinking: Everything from Texas Breweries!
_______________________________________
Jilaman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-12-2008, 05:57 PM   #2
lapaglia
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 511
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

was it filtered juice to start with? by that I mean was it clear before you added the yeast? If it was then you need to do nothing. If it was cloudy before the yeast you might want to add some pectic enzyme to help it clear.

__________________
Primary: 3 gallon cider S-04
Secondary: Valentine Apfelwein Clone 1 Gal
Bottled: Halloween Apfelwein Clone 1 Gal
On Deck: 90 Shilling Clone
lapaglia is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-12-2008, 06:19 PM   #3
Fireguy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Midwest
Posts: 23
Default

I was wondering this also... I didnt use pectic enzime right away, But I still can, right? what would be the best time to add it now? maybe when I rack to the Secondary?

__________________
Fireguy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-12-2008, 09:32 PM   #4
Fireguy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Midwest
Posts: 23
Default

ooops, my bad...Missed that whole secondary thing, sorry for the dumb question.

But, if you use the pectic enzime in the secondary.... should you them rack to a third? or will that be completely uneeded?

again sorry, guess I got the Virgin gitters.

__________________
Fireguy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-12-2008, 09:47 PM   #5
lapaglia
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 511
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Put in 1 teaspoon pectic enzyme per gallon in now. If its liquid just put it in if dry mix it in a 1/2 cup of the must first then pour it in. You can give it a gentle swirl to mix it. Then leave it alone. when it clears rack it to a bottling bucket and bottle. No need for an additional racking.

I know that 1 teaspoon is more than normal but I have been told to add the extra when you add it late. if going in before the yeast use the normal 1/2 teaspoon per gallon amount.

__________________
Primary: 3 gallon cider S-04
Secondary: Valentine Apfelwein Clone 1 Gal
Bottled: Halloween Apfelwein Clone 1 Gal
On Deck: 90 Shilling Clone
lapaglia is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-13-2008, 12:51 AM   #6
Jilaman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 143
Default

The juice I used was fresh pressed cider, no pasturization and no filtering.

It is just about ready to move to secondary and it has cleared some, but it is still cloudy. I will have to see if I can pickup some pectic enzyme at LHBS.

__________________
Wolverine Brewing
Primary: Nothing
Secondary: Nothing
Kegged: Pliny the Elder clone - Austin Homebrew Supply
Drinking: Everything from Texas Breweries!
_______________________________________
Jilaman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-13-2008, 01:09 AM   #7
lapaglia
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 511
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

If you dont the only thing that will happen is that it will not clear as well as it would if it had some pectic in it. Other than that it will drink just as well.

__________________
Primary: 3 gallon cider S-04
Secondary: Valentine Apfelwein Clone 1 Gal
Bottled: Halloween Apfelwein Clone 1 Gal
On Deck: 90 Shilling Clone
lapaglia is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-13-2008, 01:11 AM   #8
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 61,099
Liked 4479 Times on 3260 Posts
Likes Given: 870

Default

One thing that also really helps clear ciders and wines if if you put the carboy in a cold place for two weeks. That really causes the proteins and other stuff to fall out and clear it right up. If that doesn't work, I've used sparkelloid with success.

__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-20-2008, 12:53 AM   #9
Jilaman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 143
Default

Tonight I racked one of the 5 gallon batches to a secondary and added the pectic enzyme. The recipe I used had a bit much brown sugar, so the cider is still quite dark. It is down to 1.016 SG at the moment. Slow slow fermentaton but still working a bit.

I'd like to get close to dry, but leave a little residual sweetness to it and then keg and carb it , so it is getting close, if I can get it to clear a bit, I will then cold crash it.

__________________
Wolverine Brewing
Primary: Nothing
Secondary: Nothing
Kegged: Pliny the Elder clone - Austin Homebrew Supply
Drinking: Everything from Texas Breweries!
_______________________________________
Jilaman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-21-2008, 02:11 AM   #10
Jilaman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 143
Default

I like my draft cider on the border of sweet/dry, my SG yesterday was 1.016 and I wondered if I should keg it and cold crash it in the next few days?

DO you think If I cold crash it, it will clear well? and can I carb it at the same time?

__________________
Wolverine Brewing
Primary: Nothing
Secondary: Nothing
Kegged: Pliny the Elder clone - Austin Homebrew Supply
Drinking: Everything from Texas Breweries!
_______________________________________
Jilaman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
clearing pasteurized cider rjschroed Cider Forum 7 10-23-2009 01:00 PM
cider not clearing (with pics!) JLem Cider Forum 26 06-09-2009 06:43 PM
clearing my cider Blackhawkbrew Cider Forum 10 05-03-2008 05:39 PM
My Apple Cider is not clearing Kayos Cider Forum 7 01-07-2008 03:00 AM
Clearing Cider hagis30 Cider Forum 1 09-24-2006 09:59 PM