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Old 11-20-2007, 12:37 AM   #1
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Default Hard Cider still fermenting (over a week)

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2 lbs DME
3 gallons of Apple Cider
~2 gallons of Apple Juice
~2 teaspoons of cinnamon to smell

1 packet of ale yeast (was in a red package, cant remember the brand)

It took about 48 hours to catch and start fermenting with a couple of bubbles a second (like any normal brew). Over 11 days later, it's still going at about 1.2-2 bubbles per minute. Temps range 68-72 F

Anyone else experience this with a cider?

Should I be concerned?

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Old 11-20-2007, 01:20 AM   #2
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Yes.
What's the hydro say?

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Old 11-20-2007, 01:41 AM   #3
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Ciders take about 2-3 weeks active ferment.

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Old 11-20-2007, 01:44 AM   #4
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I wouldn't be worried. My last cider fermented for nearly 3 weeks, and was ok. There were a couple off-flavours, it wasn't great, but not poisonous.

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Old 11-20-2007, 01:51 AM   #5
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Yes.
What's the hydro say?

Never took an original reading (too lazy). But I can check tonight.
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:51 AM   #6
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apple juice is slow. Put it in the corner and forget about it for the next month.

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Old 11-20-2007, 06:41 AM   #7
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apple juice is slow. Put it in the corner and forget about it for the next month.

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My last one fermented for alomst 4 weeks at 68.
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Old 11-20-2007, 04:54 PM   #8
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My last one fermented for alomst 4 weeks at 68.
Yup, mine too.

Just bottled, carbed for 10 days, and...perfecto!

So be patient.
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Old 11-20-2007, 04:58 PM   #9
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+1. Mine took a good 3 or 4 weeks to finish out.

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Old 11-20-2007, 07:28 PM   #10
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It took me 4 1/2 weeks to get it fully fermented at right around 74 degrees turned out pretty well but a little dry.

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