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Old 02-04-2013, 01:19 PM   #1
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Default First cider batch

I started my first batch of cider 2 weeks ago. The cider I used had a sg of 1.05 (1gallon batch) so to raise my starting og I added 2 1/2c BS & 2T of honey. With that I got a og of 1.7. I added 1/2 teaspoon of wine yeast(all I had) and added my airlock. So after 2 weeks my airlock is now back suckin. Does this mean that it is done fermenting or should I let it sit? Or would it be better to transfer to my secondary and add some more BS TO THE BATCH? Any ideas?

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Old 02-05-2013, 02:33 AM   #2
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Any ideas please, I don't want to wait to long and loose the batch. Ty

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Waiting won't cause you to lose the batch, as long as there is still water in the air lock.

Get a hydrometer and check gravity - two same readings in consecutive days generally means done and you can rack. Should be down around 1.000 or lower with what you pitched.

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Awesome Ty!

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