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Old 01-27-2012, 12:50 AM   #1
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Greetings all. New member here (have been lurking for a couple weeks though).

I have decided to delve into the world of home brewing and for my first attempt, I made a jug of cider (after reading several threads/guides).

Ingredients I used:

1 gallon commercial pasteurized apple juice (no preservatives)
1 lbs corn sugar
1/2 crushed campden tablets
1/2 packet champagne yeast (+ yeast nutrients), which were added 24 hours after adding the tablet

I ensured everything was sanitized.

The cider has been fermenting (ambient temperature is ~65) now for three days and the fermentation has been very active. Initially the mixture looked just like apple juice, but after 3 days, has brightened considerably and is a yellowish hue, appearing somewhat like pineapple juice. Is this normal?

Day 1:



Day 3:

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Old 01-27-2012, 01:28 AM   #2
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Anytime I use corn sugar I have noticed similar coloring. It will clear.

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Old 01-27-2012, 12:34 PM   #3
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Mine is 4 days old ,I used brown sugar and it still looks like apple juice

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Old 01-27-2012, 02:51 PM   #4
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actually I looked at mine again and it is lighter in color but not as light as yours

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Old 01-27-2012, 03:40 PM   #5
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Use a bucket for your primary and you'll never know.

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