Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > Did I stick my fermentation at bottling time?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-20-2012, 02:59 PM   #1
jkoegel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 121
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts

Default Did I stick my fermentation at bottling time?

My first batch of cider ever......so bear with me please.
Nothing too complicated here.
3 gal fresh pressed cider.
16oz molasses
16oz light brown sugar
1 1/2tsp pectic enzyme
LALVIN EC-1118

2 weeks in primary (3 gal carboy)
3 weeks in secondary (topped off carboy with apple juice)
FG was .998 (no OG, broke my first hydrometer)
I was still getting a bubble every 4-5 min when I decided to bottle. Racked into the sanitized bottling bucket, added 6Tbsp (about 3oz) priming sugar, also added 1/2cup of xylitol for a little sweetness. It did off-gas a lot while adding the sugars and stirring.
After 2 weeks in the bottle there is no sign of carbing whatsoever. It tastes good, but it is very flat.
22oz beer bottles stored in the dark at 68deg.

__________________
jkoegel is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-20-2012, 04:21 PM   #2
KWKSLVR
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Posts: 75
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Give it some time. Two weeks actually might not be long enough. Check back after 3 weeks and check more than 1 bottle (then recap if you want)

__________________
KWKSLVR is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-20-2012, 05:23 PM   #3
jkoegel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 121
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts

Default

The bottles are slowly disappearing one by one. It drinks very nice as a semi-sweet still cider. I am going to leave at least 6 of the 22's to age a couple months and see how they come out.

__________________
jkoegel is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-20-2012, 06:14 PM   #4
outstretched
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Central Oregon
Posts: 65
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Depending on your desired carbonation level 3 oz. isn't enough to bottle carb in most cases. Recommended is 3/4 cup or about 6 oz. of sugar.

__________________
outstretched is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-20-2012, 06:25 PM   #5
GinKings
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bridgewater, NJ
Posts: 588
Liked 12 Times on 12 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jkoegel View Post
added 6Tbsp (about 3oz) priming sugar.
6 tbsp is 3 oz liquid, but probably no more than 2.5 oz of sugar by weight.
__________________
GinKings 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
First time bottling beech Cider Forum 0 02-25-2011 01:45 PM
First Time Bottling Questions. ETCS Cider Forum 2 10-08-2009 09:44 PM
bottling time. eric1489 Cider Forum 5 07-20-2009 01:22 AM
Bottling time! advice please! accroul Cider Forum 3 05-27-2009 01:18 AM
bottling cider first time Gregg Meyer Cider Forum 2 01-16-2009 01:47 AM