Originally Posted by BrewinJack
or simply do the entire batch in 22oz'ers... the you just drink it 22oz's at a time and can split it between two people, if you want it still then just prime it slightly with far to little sugar and then the little C02 will act as a shield gas, and one 22 can be finnished easily... a gallon jug can not be easily finnished by less then say 4 people... and less then that will leave the mostly gone unless your all drinking heavy...any more then that youll finnish more then one, and youd all have to be heavy drinkers to finnish two gallon jugs with less then 6-8 people... even so your drinking pretty heavy and apfelwine will blizt you and after say a 1.5 - 2 liters each will definatly have you thinking youve had to much... more then that youll be making love to the toilet all night... with apfelwine, controled moderation is the key... 12oz bottles are best... depending on weight and tolerance... more then 4 is pushing it
Well guys ... March 20th is coming up and my cider has been sitting in the 5 gallon carboy since Jan 17th.
So after everyones suggestions here what I want to do is use 5 1 gallon jugs to store it.
I have just a few final questions:
1 - will the screw top lids on these jugs cause any problems?
2 - I dont want to carbonate it. So if I understand the quoted suggestion, I can just add a little sugar to each 1 gallon jug and it will kick start fermination and create Co2 that will allow it to store well in the 1 gallon jugs?
Is this correct?
3. How much sugar, and what kind ... should I use? Cane, brown, table??
4. If I do this this weekend will it be ok to drink on the 20th? (will be about 8 days after racking)
Thanks a ton guys! This forum is GREAT