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Old 03-21-2013, 05:19 PM   #1
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Default How long can I keep cider in carboy?

I made edwort's cider about 2 month ago and I still haven't gotten around to getting a keggin system yet. How long can I keep it in the carboys?

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Old 03-21-2013, 05:21 PM   #2
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I would probably rack it over to a clean carboy and get it off the lees, but it's really up to you. I've heard of people leaving it in primary for a long time with no claimed ill effects.

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i would probably rack it over to a clean carboy and get it off the lees, but it's really up to you. I've heard of people leaving it in primary for a long time with no claimed ill effects.
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As long as it has a bed of CO2 and it is is out of the light,,, I would say many months.

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As long as it has a bed of CO2 and it is is out of the light,,, I would say many months.
bed of CO2? sorry noob here.
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bed of CO2? sorry noob here.
CO2 pushes the air out if you have headspace.
If you rack to a new carboy make sure it has very little headspace to minimize possible oxidation. Your best bet is to leave the airlock on your primary and park it in a dark corner until you are ready. It will hang in there.
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I opened both of them to taste, is that okay? One of them probably a gallons worth haha.

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I opened both of them to taste, is that okay? One of them probably a gallons worth haha.
If you have headspace you need to either add clean/sanitized lead-free glass marbles (3# will displace just one liter) or downsize to smaller carboys.
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