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Old 04-25-2012, 11:27 PM   #1
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I have a case of mason jars, I bought at a decent price. Has anyone ever tried putting cider in them. I don't want to screw up my batch. I think it would be fun to have cider out of a jar at a barbecue. Any help its greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-25-2012, 11:31 PM   #2
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As long as you're not trying to carb it, it would be fine.

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Old 04-25-2012, 11:37 PM   #3
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It won't carbonate in the sealed jars?

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Old 04-26-2012, 01:05 AM   #4
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It won't carbonate in the sealed jars?
It will carb... That's the problem.... You won't have cider.. You will have a wet broken glass mess... Mason jars don't deal with pressure..
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:17 AM   #5
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Really, I'd imagine they'd be ok with that. So if I don't use priming sugar or any other method of carbonation I'll be ok? I intend to drink it in the very near future.....

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Old 04-26-2012, 02:22 AM   #6
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Really, I'd imagine they'd be ok with that. So if I don't use priming sugar or any other method of carbonation I'll be ok? I intend to drink it in the very near future.....
If you are sure it is finished fermenting and want to drink it flat sure. Or you could bottle like normal and pour into the mason jars for drinking out of since you wouldn't want to drink from the bottle anyway due to the yeast
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I suppose if you wanted the "presentation" of opening mason jar "bottles" and have kegging equipement you could let it ferment to finish in primary, then add some sorbate to kill off the yeast. Force carb in a keg, then bottle into the mason jars from the keg and seal them using a vacuum sealer. Seems like an awful lot of work though and I'm not 100% sure it would even work.

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I suppose if you wanted the "presentation" of opening mason jar "bottles" and have kegging equipement you could let it ferment to finish in primary, then add some sorbate to kill off the yeast. Force carb in a keg, then bottle into the mason jars from the keg and seal them using a vacuum sealer. Seems like an awful lot of work though and I'm not 100% sure it would even work.
How could you vacuum seal... It would draw carb out and the top would pop...
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:52 AM   #9
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I suppose if you wanted the "presentation" of opening mason jar "bottles" and have kegging equipement you could let it ferment to finish in primary, then add some sorbate to kill off the yeast. Force carb in a keg, then bottle into the mason jars from the keg and seal them using a vacuum sealer. Seems like an awful lot of work though and I'm not 100% sure it would even work.
That would undoubtedly work. If that's the effect the OP was going for, this is pretty much the route he would have to go to achieve it. Whether this process is worth it or not would really be up to him. However, we won't be serving any yeast-killed force-carbed cider-filled mason jars at the NineMilBill Brewery anytime soon.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:30 AM   #10
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well I guess I'll stick to regular bottles.......

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