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Old 10-26-2009, 03:58 PM   #11
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The smell should be gone by day 4 or 5, typically. Judging the cider by smell is not going to be very accurate. You're better off taking a hydrometer reading, you will get more consistent results that way.
Thank you. Do you know which one I need or if those two are the same?

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Old 10-26-2009, 05:01 PM   #12
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What are fellow brewers thoughts on Carbonating or not. I like the idea but I also like the idea of some sweetness too.

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Old 10-26-2009, 05:26 PM   #13
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They're the same thing, only one of them comes with the flask. I would get that one, unless you already have a flask that size.
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If you want carbonation and sweetness, start thinking about a kegging system. You can backsweeten with non-fermentable sugar, but it wont be close to the taste of the original natural apple sugar.

In my experience, sulfur smell is a sign of either sulfite (campden) used before pitching the yeast, or a ferment that is going too fast. Keep sulfite use to a minimum and keep the ferments cool and it will smell good.

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Old 10-26-2009, 05:27 PM   #15
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They're the same thing, only one of them comes with the flask. I would get that one, unless you already have a flask that size.
Actually, I'm not sure about the red one. The other one looks closer to the hydrometer I use.
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