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Old 01-09-2011, 10:50 PM   #1
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I have made two 1 gallon batches of cider.

Currently brewing two more 1 gallon batches right now.

I have a question about what to do to let the cider age.

What are the pros/cons of corking the cider in a wine bottle for aging?

What are the pros/cons of bottling the cider for aging?

Are there any pros/cons to simply cold crashing the cider, racking it off the yeast, and then keeping it in the fridge in the glass jar I fermented in?

I browsed the fourms already, and didn't find anything, so any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-10-2011, 12:13 AM   #2
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Keeping in the fermentation jar only raises one concern, oxidation. As long as the headspace in the fermentation vessel is really small it's just like a giant bottle. Just make sure it's airtight.

Otherwise I can't really see how any of those choices would make any difference.

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Old 01-10-2011, 05:28 PM   #3
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Alright, thanks.

I just wanted to make sure that it would keep alright in the glass jug that I ferment in.

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