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Old 01-20-2009, 05:05 PM   #11
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My bad, 1.005!!!

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Old 01-20-2009, 05:11 PM   #12
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My bad, 1.005!!!
Ok, you're getting there! When it's done fermenting, it should clear up. It might drop quite bit more, so give it some time.
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Old 01-20-2009, 05:30 PM   #13
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umm its done. I wanted it a little sweet. It pretty much stopped when i reracked it anyways. But i also added campden tabs

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Old 01-20-2009, 05:33 PM   #14
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campden alone will not stop fermetnation. YOu need to add potassium sorbate too.

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Old 01-20-2009, 05:37 PM   #15
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well i also put it in front of my window every night. probably gets the cider down to about 50 degrees. If it ferments a little more im not too worried, but i dont see any action going on.

Will it ever fully clear since i used dark brown sugar?

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I doubt that it's completely done, putting it in front of a window and using campden might slow it down, but won't stop it. Also, if you add sugar to it, if you plan on sweetening it, it'll start right back up again. I wouldn't consider it done until the SG gets to between .990 and .996 or so, and it doesn't lower any more. Again, it'll clear when it's finished. Brown sugar or no, it'll still clear once fermentation is over and it's ready to clear.

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