Originally Posted by killerzeek
I am about to bottle up a batch of cider.
5 gal. store pasteurized apple juice
16 oz honey dissolved in 4 cups of the apple juice
1 pack of WYEAST ACT4766
Primary 2 weeks
How necessary is it for a secondary fermentation?
Can I go straight to bottling with a priming sugar?
1st of all, you really should check your gravity, if you bottle too early, you could end up with bottle bombs. 2nd, has your cider even cleared yet? It should drop clear enough to read a newspaper thru, otherwise you'll end up with all that sediment in your botltles.
As far as a secondary goes, there are plenty of people who don't use them, I like to use a secondary because it's easier for me to avoid getting excess sediment that way. Regards, GF.