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Old 04-05-2013, 11:30 PM   #1
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Default How long to age cider (primary and bottle)

I just made an experimental one gallon batch using a gallon of store bought apple juice and red star Montrachet wine yeast. I'm hoping to be able to try it this summer. What's the shortest amount of time I can keep it in primary and how long will I need to bottle age after that. I've read stories of people letting theirs age for years and there is no way I am waiting that long on this small of a batch. The OG shouldn't be too high since I didn't add any additional sugar but I was curious as to everyone's opinions.

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Old 04-06-2013, 12:01 AM   #2
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With store bought juice and no extra sugar, 2-3 weeks fermenting, 2-3 weeks bottle conditioning and 1 or so weeks in the fridge can give a nice fresh cider :-)

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I agree. My personal opinion is that store bought juice makes a nice young cider. Drink it up within a couple of months unless you are using it for apple wine.

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Thanks guys this helps me as well. With added sugar, should you bump from 2-3 weeks to 3-4 weeks?

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Perhaps, but not particularly. It would depend how much time I had and how soon I wanted it.

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This year all my ciders are spending months in the secondary then months in the bottle. Seem to be so much better.

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I have 5 gallons sitting in secondary now for about five months..I keep forgetting its down there in the cellar all lonely.

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