Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > how long?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-24-2011, 03:12 AM   #1
fendermallot
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Beaverton, OR
Posts: 162
Likes Given: 2

Default how long?

I have two bottles fermenting currently. My 5 gallon of PomApfelwein is going crazy but I have a small 1 gallon of unfiltered AJ that I just pitched some Notingham into and let go. It's getting really slow, almost unnoticeable. I only started it last Saturday but I was curious how long I should leave it in the jug before I check the SG again.

How long do you think the primary will take to finish? It was straight juice and yeast, no sugar. started around 1.054 OG

__________________
fendermallot is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2011, 03:28 AM   #2
Squirrels
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wisconsin, WI
Posts: 132
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Well it is really up to you. I know I've a batch of cider I will be bottling this weekend after 4-5 weeks. It is about to the clarity I like it. I used Ed's recipe with a little modification. I really think you should wait to bottle for about 3-4 weeks minimum. Start a another batch halfway through. My wife keeps bugging me to make more. She blasted through the last batch I made.

__________________

I'm a bit Nuts.

Mad Cow Brewery

Squirrels is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2011, 03:48 AM   #3
fendermallot
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Beaverton, OR
Posts: 162
Likes Given: 2

Default

will an unfiltered juice clarify nicely? I am guessing it might take longer... I realize that it's very very early in the process. But I was just trying to get an idea about how long a single gallon would take.

__________________
fendermallot is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2011, 03:52 AM   #4
Golddiggie
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Golddiggie's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Between here and there, and everywhere
Posts: 12,058
Liked 480 Times on 421 Posts
Likes Given: 266

Default

I would imagine, if you give it long enough, the solids will flocculate out of it, same as the yeast does. It just might take a while...

Of course, you could always just filter it once fermentation is complete. Or cold crash it to get things to settle out. Do you intend to have this carbonated? If you do, then you'll probably want to read up on cold crashing and how carbonating the results will work. I've not done it, yet, so I'm uncertain there.

__________________
Hopping Tango Brewery

跟猴子比丟屎 ・ Gun HOE-tze bee DIO-se

On Tap: Caramel Ale, Mocha Porter II, MO SMaSH IPA
Waiting/Carbonating: 12.5% Wee Honey II, 8.9% Old Ale, English Brown Ale, Lickah ESB, Mocha Porter II
Fermenting
K1:
K2: Epic mead
K3: TripSix
On Deck: Caramel Ale
Aging:mead
Mead [bottled]:Oaked Wildflower Traditional, Mocha Madness, Blackberry Melomel, maple wine
Golddiggie is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2011, 03:54 AM   #5
sethga
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Maple Shade, NJ
Posts: 188
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fendermallot View Post
will an unfiltered juice clarify nicely? I am guessing it might take longer... I realize that it's very very early in the process. But I was just trying to get an idea about how long a single gallon would take.
Eventually it will clear out, yes. People have success with gelatin to clear too.

My ciders were pretty clear after a few months.. Cold crashing was part of my process though
__________________
sethga is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2011, 04:31 AM   #6
fendermallot
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Beaverton, OR
Posts: 162
Likes Given: 2

Default

I'm going to bottle it, most likely. I'm really new so the whole kegging thing is a bit beyond my capabilities atm. I do want to carb it as well.

How does the gelatin thing work? Once the gelatin solidifies does it settle out with the lees?

__________________
fendermallot is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2011, 09:27 AM   #7
greatsharkhunt
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Hanover, NH
Posts: 9
Default

For reference, I was just messing around with the extremely unfiltered juice sold in glass bottles (why I bought them...) at Whole Foods under their 365 brand. Looking at the juice and during fermentation I figured there was no way it would clear easily, but after two days cold crashing on the porch it cleared up nicely.

__________________
greatsharkhunt is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2011, 06:06 PM   #8
fendermallot
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Beaverton, OR
Posts: 162
Likes Given: 2

Default

did you keg or bottle that? I was thinking of letting it ferment out all the way. Cold crashing it to get the cloudy out. then letting it warm up a bit before bottling.

__________________
fendermallot is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How long is too long to re-pitch on cider? najohns Cider Forum 5 01-12-2011 01:57 AM
How long? mikelikesit2000 Cider Forum 5 11-30-2010 05:05 PM
How Long? bernerbrau Cider Forum 3 08-07-2008 05:16 PM
How long? bdub Cider Forum 11 01-29-2008 04:32 PM
How long is too long in the primary? baker0408 Cider Forum 3 12-10-2007 08:30 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS