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Old 02-02-2014, 04:55 PM   #1
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I started a batch of this yesterday: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f81/grah...-cider-107152/

I plan to bottle carb, do I have to pasteurize this batch? I won't be doing any type of back sweetening

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Old 02-02-2014, 05:57 PM   #2
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if you're following his recipe exactly, no need to pasteurize. don't forget your priming sugar when bottling.

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Old 02-02-2014, 07:23 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I am following his recipe exactly. Could someone please explain when you have to pasteurize and why? This topic is honestly confusing the hell out of me.

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Old 02-03-2014, 01:42 AM   #4
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Its if you put to much sugar in to that it gets to much co2 for the bottles to handle. I.E. one oz might give you 1 volume co2. 2 might give you 2 co2. 3 might 3 co2. Most bottles are safe up to 2.5. any higher and you risk creating 'bottle' bombs. Pasteurization stops the bottle at 2, while retaining the sweetness of the drink.

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