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Old 10-01-2012, 08:51 PM   #21
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:14 PM   #22
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This is likely a stupid question. But, I want to try this cider, in fact I already have 5 gallons of unpasteurized cider at home with in primary with campden tablets, likely adding sugar tonight and pitching yeast.

The gravity will get to 1.040, and then it's time to bottle. I'm assuming I just bottle how I always do (I use coopers carb drops) bottle for 3 to 4 days, then stovetop pasteurize.

That's it?

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Old 10-03-2012, 03:09 AM   #23
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Don't use the Coopers. There is still plenty of sugar left in the cider to carbonate itself. Make sure to bottle up a plastic (Coke) bottle to test carbonation. Once the Coke bottle is hard to the "squeeze test" then you are ready to pasteurize. Don't use a water bottle they are not designed to withstand pressure.

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Old 10-06-2012, 07:34 PM   #24
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Pitched yeast last night, And got the nice smelly sulfur smell currently going on. Any updates on KISS V2

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Old 10-09-2012, 12:54 AM   #25
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Any updates on KISS V2
After letting it sit bottle conditioning for about 6 weeks, I will be cracking open one later on. Just letting a 6 pack chill in the fridge now. Currently drinking my last bottle of KISS V1. It is amazing how much it improved given time.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:26 PM   #26
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I'm patiently waiting with an empty carboy for kiss 2.0

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Old 11-04-2012, 06:35 PM   #27
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Update on version 2.0?

FYI, don't keg without adding K meta and sorbate. My batch massively over carbonated. Kegged at 1.030. I tried to relieve some pressure and ended up with 2 gallons of cider foam all over the place.

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Old 11-14-2012, 12:13 AM   #28
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Any update Mike?

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Old 11-14-2012, 12:39 AM   #29
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Couldn't wait lol. Just bought ingredients for kiss 1.0 since no recipe for 2.0 was posted. The empty 6.5 gallon carboy has been giving me dirty looks for neglecting it. I couldn't bear to leave her unfulfilled any longer. Was either this or giving apfelwein another go. This sounded better. Will start a new apfelwein soon and actually wait a few months this attempt.

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Old 11-14-2012, 04:58 AM   #30
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Got my 6 gallon batch going. Only had enough dextrose to get it to 1.60. Do you think that should be ok or should I add some brown sugar or more dextrose tomorrow? Let me know your thoughts.

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