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Old 06-04-2008, 08:30 PM   #21
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I've posted it before, along with my notes. I'll find that, and repost under the database.



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Old 06-05-2008, 10:08 PM   #22
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Warboss, any luck with the clearing of your cider yet? I still have cloudy cider I'll give a a couple more days in my cold room (not really all that cold, low 60's high 50's maybe).

Yooper, any more suggestions? Is it bad to bottle cider while it's cloudy? This is real frustrating!



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Blackhawkbrew,
I used Sparkaloid on my cider and kept it around mid 50s and mine took a long, long time to clear.
I'd estimate it took about 4 weeks minimum to clear up.

Side note: The temp was in the 50s during the day. Some nights it would snow and the cider was in the garage so I'm sure the temps got even lower.

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Old 06-05-2008, 11:39 PM   #24
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Warboss, any luck with the clearing of your cider yet? I still have cloudy cider I'll give a a couple more days in my cold room (not really all that cold, low 60's high 50's maybe).

Yooper, any more suggestions? Is it bad to bottle cider while it's cloudy? This is real frustrating!
Well, 60's isn't really cold- I was thinking 30s or 40s if you could do it.

Let's see- you've added Superkleer already? Pectic enzyme?

I think you could try sparkeloid- that works for me in the dandelion wine that won't ever clear. But I think a month or so at cold temperatures would be preferable.
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:55 PM   #25
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Thanks Smogre. I guess it's that darn patience thing I have to get over! I know RDWHAHB.

Yooper, thanks for the reply. I thought maybe you would still be out celebrating the Wing's Stanley Cup victory! Congrats to them (You know how hard it is for me to say that ) Better them than the Pens.

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Old 06-06-2008, 10:07 AM   #26
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mine hasn't cleared at all yet, but im going to give it a month then bottle it whether its clear or not

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have you tried gelatin for fining? I haven't tried it on an apple cider, but it cleared up my strawberry wine in 2 days, pretty nifty.

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Yeah man, I was definitely in your shoes with my cider.
I have a good amount of patience but sometimes I question myself and or my brew just like everyone does.

It seemed like it was cloudy right up until we had a gnarly snow storm and things got real cold. Then just like that, it started to clear up.

So you might try and get it cooler as Yooper mentioned. Seemed to work for me.

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just to keep everyone updated.

i added a campden tablet to my cider "as its only a 1gal carboy" and its been about 8-9 days now and ive looked as ive just noticed it has alot of dead yeast at the bottle maybe an inch.. so i rack it or leave all the yeast to drop down first?

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Warboss, FWIW I reracked mine this past weekend and still no luck. I'm still thinking of how I can get it much colder for a few days to a week. My neighbor has an old fridge in the garage that I may see if I can use. I also have a small chest freezer I might be able to use. Would a freezer be too cold?



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