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DSeibel 02-21-2009 03:44 AM

Do you cover cider with K-Meta for the 12 hour waiting?
 
I am ready to make cider...everything santized...just one QUICK question. I have some powder K-Meta. I am planning on using 1/16 tspn per gallon (5 gallon batch. I also have pectic enzyme. I understand that the progression whould be as follows...

-Cider, dextrose (2 lbs per 5 gallons), 1/4 tspn k-meta per 5 gallons

-Wait 12 hours UNCOVERED

-Add Pectic enzyme 1/2 tsp/gallon

-Wait another 12 hours with airlock

-Add yeast, then airlock

Comments ?

Thanks !

Dave

PAC762 02-21-2009 04:25 AM

Is the cider pasturized? Preservatives?

DSeibel 02-21-2009 04:35 AM

Unpastuerized, no preservatives.

Thanks !

Tusch 02-21-2009 02:40 PM

You got it.

gratus fermentatio 02-21-2009 07:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DSeibel (Post 1149126)
I am ready to make cider...everything santized...just one QUICK question. I have some powder K-Meta. I am planning on using 1/16 tspn per gallon (5 gallon batch. I also have pectic enzyme. I understand that the progression whould be as follows...

-Cider, dextrose (2 lbs per 5 gallons), 1/4 tspn k-meta per 5 gallons

-Wait 12 hours UNCOVERED

-Add Pectic enzyme 1/2 tsp/gallon

-Wait another 12 hours with airlock

-Add yeast, then airlock

Comments ?

Thanks !

Dave

I'd at least cover it with a towel or some other sort of cloth, simply to keep anything from falling into it. Hair, dust, a stray bug, or a thirsty dog can at the very least be an annoyance. I always cover the primary with a towel & hold it in place with a rubberband. Then I cover it with a lid & airlock after fermentation is going well. Regards, GF.

Yooper 02-21-2009 07:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gratus fermentatio (Post 1150082)
I'd at least cover it with a towel or some other sort of cloth, simply to keep anything from falling into it. Hair, dust, a stray bug, or a thirsty dog can at the very least be an annoyance. I always cover the primary with a towel & hold it in place with a rubberband. Then I cover it with a lid & airlock after fermentation is going well. Regards, GF.

Yep, that's what I do too. A clean towel works great.

nickmpower 02-22-2009 12:28 AM

why not just "cover" it with the airlock?


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