Originally Posted by placervilledan
Usually a couple of weeks to carbonate, then go for it. However, it will most definately improve the longer you leave it in the bottle.
+1 on the longer you leave it alone!
What I did was bottle and label the cap w/ the date. Crack one open at 1 week, taste and take notes of everything. Week 2 Crack one open and take notes again. Week 3 open one and take notes. If its good on carb, FRIDGE TIME. BUUUUT save a 6 pack or so and let them age for a long time and open one at different intervals of time and take notes on it. This will help you understand better about aging a cider. Trust me, you will notice the difference from week 1 to week 3, imagine the change after a year!