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Old 02-21-2009, 04:44 AM   #1
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Default 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

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Old 02-21-2009, 05:25 AM   #2
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Is the cider pasturized? Preservatives?

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Old 02-21-2009, 05:35 AM   #3
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Unpastuerized, no preservatives.

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You got it.

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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.
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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.
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Old 02-22-2009, 01:28 AM   #7
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why not just "cover" it with the airlock?

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