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Old 07-23-2008, 07:05 PM   #1
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I have an apple cider similar to EdWort's recipe that finished fermenting about a week ago and is still in the primary fermenter. I siphoned some off into a glass last night and noticed that it is lightly carbonated. I was planning to leave it still, but this very light carbonation is really nice. I was wondering if I would be able to rack that into wine bottles and cork them. Will that small bit of carbonation remain after racking? Also, can the wine bottles handle that very small amount of pressure?

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Old 07-23-2008, 07:22 PM   #2
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Not likely.
You will loose nearly if not all of the gas when you rack.

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Old 07-23-2008, 07:27 PM   #3
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Not likely.
You will loose nearly if not all of the gas when you rack.
Bummer. Oh well, tastes great anyways
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Not to mention that carbonation will blow out your corks, probably. If you want to carbonate- you can. You could add some priming sugar at bottling, and bottle in beer bottles (which hold up to carbonation) or soda bottles.

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Old 07-23-2008, 07:59 PM   #5
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that happened to my first cider too, it was a really nice little fizz. you could just prime your bottles with less sugar if you like the light carbonation.

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