Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > cider going on 5th week but still slite bubbles?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-20-2007, 08:28 PM   #1
Tielson's
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 53
Default cider going on 5th week but still slite bubbles?

My cider is 5 gallons, but we used caine sugar instead of dextrose, is this the reason it taking so long to ferment? It is almost done I'd say less than a week.

__________________
Tielson's is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-20-2007, 08:31 PM   #2
Brakeman_Brewing
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 955
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts

Default

the only way to be sure is hydrometer readings, the bubbles could be coming from changes in temperature and air pressure and vibrations and lots of other crazy stuff

__________________
Brakeman_Brewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-20-2007, 08:36 PM   #3
Tielson's
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 53
Default

I never did the hydrometer on this cider, what should it read approx.? Also is it safe to open and check, or can it still get a bacterial infection? Sorry this is my first batch of cider.

__________________
Tielson's is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-20-2007, 08:51 PM   #4
Brakeman_Brewing
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 955
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts

Default

well if there wasnt an initial reading its hard to say, you can open it up and as long as nothing nasty gets dropped in it should be fine

__________________
Brakeman_Brewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-20-2007, 09:35 PM   #5
Tielson's
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 53
Default

Should I make sure a spoon is sanitized before taking the sip?

__________________
Tielson's is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-20-2007, 10:05 PM   #6
Brakeman_Brewing
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 955
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts

Default

yes always sanitize everything

__________________
Brakeman_Brewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-21-2007, 12:40 AM   #7
Jesse17
Yep....I tell you what...
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Jesse17's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Miles City, MT.
Posts: 564
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_stimey
well if there wasnt an initial reading its hard to say,
How does the initial reading effect the F.G.? My O.G. was 1.062 so what should my F.G. be, and why?

It's at 1.001 as of 2 days ago, and I haven't seen a bubble in 1 1/2 days, but I'm only on day 11 so I'm confused since everyone says I should leave it in the primary for 3 weeks before racking to 2ndary.
__________________
Jesse17 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-21-2007, 12:54 AM   #8
Brakeman_Brewing
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 955
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts

Default

for the most part the two ciders (apfelweins actually) that ive done ended up finishing at, or just below 1.000. alot of it depends on the recipe you use as well as the yeast you use.

this thread is a good read for understanding the whole gravity thing

http://homebrewtalk.com/showthread.p...meter+readings

you technically do not need to rack to secondary, if you stick at 1.001 for another couple days youll want to let it sit and clear for another month or so just to clear it up.

personally i just use secondaries so i can start another batch as soon as the first is done

__________________
Brakeman_Brewing 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
Hard Cider still fermenting (over a week) Steve-oh Cider Forum 20 12-13-2013 03:16 AM
Cider stopped fermenting after a week? dash14251 Cider Forum 14 04-09-2009 04:14 AM
First cider, 24 hrs out and no bubbles tange1 Cider Forum 18 11-19-2008 10:21 PM
12 Week after first "yeast pitch" - no head/bubbles JerryGallant Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 24 09-15-2008 05:39 PM
1 more week!!!! for my cider Kris Cider Forum 2 02-14-2008 01:56 AM