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Old 06-11-2008, 01:09 PM   #31
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sorry no idea what FWIW is..

but you should try and keep it at 30's-40's, even though ive been kepping mine at room temp so far i will start to cool it down in the next couple days to speed up the process.

it is quite clear but not as clear as i want it, i have an inch of yeast on the bottle now but it has not all fell to the bottom yet, shall i rack or leave?

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Old 06-11-2008, 02:18 PM   #32
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sorry no idea what FWIW is..

but you should try and keep it at 30's-40's, even though ive been kepping mine at room temp so far i will start to cool it down in the next couple days to speed up the process.

it is quite clear but not as clear as i want it, i have an inch of yeast on the bottle now but it has not all fell to the bottom yet, shall i rack or leave?
If you have an inch, that's alot! I'd rack if you really had that much, but you could wait a week or so if you want to see if it'll finish clearing first.
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:50 PM   #33
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okay cheers yooper, ill give that go tomorrow

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Old 06-11-2008, 11:01 PM   #34
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Warboss,
Sorry, it just means For What It's Worth.

I'm glad to hear your's is starting to clear a bit. I'm going to put mine in my chest freezer and see what happens.

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My 3-gallon carboy would not fit into my chest freezer. I put it in my neighbor's refridgerator last Thursday (6/12). It still has not cleared, and does not seem to be changing at all. I have seen, however, more sediment in the bottom, so things are still falling out I guess. Is there anything else to try?

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I've had batches clear in my fridge before. If you have a safe, unheated place, such as a garage, you can leave your carboy there during the winter.

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OK, I'm getting really frustrated with my cider!! I added a second thing of Super Kleer last week and NOTHING! I may bottle this stuff as-is later this week. It will probably be gone by the time too much setiment falls to the bottom of the bottles anyway. If I can be persuaded to hold off and bottle it later in the summer I will. Would a filtration system work? I may be streching for ideas now.

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OK, I'm getting really frustrated with my cider!! I added a second thing of Super Kleer last week and NOTHING! I may bottle this stuff as-is later this week. It will probably be gone by the time too much setiment falls to the bottom of the bottles anyway. If I can be persuaded to hold off and bottle it later in the summer I will. Would a filtration system work? I may be streching for ideas now.
Unfortunately, filtering won't work. You should only filter wines and ciders and beers that are already basically clear, to polish and filter out yeast. If you try to filter a cloudy cider, all you'll do is clog up your filter.

I think colder for longer will be the key. Keep it in that fridge for at least two weeks without looking at it.

The thing with finings is this- each time you use finings, if you're not using the "right" one (remember, the positive/negative thing), you'll actually make the clarity worse. Keeping it cold until it clears is the only thing I can think of at this point.
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