Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > newbie in need of help with racking
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-10-2006, 06:26 PM   #1
LewisM
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: UK > Bristol
Posts: 63
Default newbie in need of help with racking

Hey all, after the great help i got when first posting about brewing cider, i thought this would be a good place to ask this.

When i brewed wine (and this could very well be wrong), when i racked it i filtered it to get as much of the yeast out as possable, left it another month then filtered again. This got rid of pretty much all of the yeast and got rid of a yeast-ey taste.

Soo, when i rack my cider in a few days, am i supposed to filter out the yeast, or just siphon all of it into a new demijohn?

any help would rock, and if someone could go through how to rack cider, step by step, that would also be much appreciated =)

__________________

Sing, sing, sing and be merry!
Dance, dance, dance and be merry!
Drink, drink, drink and be pi...merry!
----------------------------------
Primary: Empty
Secondary: Cyser (unamed)
bottled: Team Sally's Scrumpy
Drinking: A bottle of the teams scrumpy every now and then :D

LewisM is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-10-2006, 06:50 PM   #2
OdinOneEye
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 128
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Woah!! You don't want to be filtering- it has a tendency to strip out certain elements you don't want stripped out. Subtleties and the like.
But yeah, you'll just want to carefully rack your cider off the layer of goo on the bottom, and top up your secondary fermenter with more juice, boiled water, or an earlier batch of cider... depending on how you do things.
It'll clear out eventually. Dont' worry.

__________________
OdinOneEye is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-10-2006, 07:40 PM   #3
LewisM
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: UK > Bristol
Posts: 63
Default

right, so no filtering =)

and as this is my first batch, would topping it up with more apple juice be ok?

thanks for the help!

oh, and ive made it using apple juiced (juiced myself heh) with a bit of yeast, so is that classed as hard cider?

thanks again!

__________________

Sing, sing, sing and be merry!
Dance, dance, dance and be merry!
Drink, drink, drink and be pi...merry!
----------------------------------
Primary: Empty
Secondary: Cyser (unamed)
bottled: Team Sally's Scrumpy
Drinking: A bottle of the teams scrumpy every now and then :D

LewisM is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-10-2006, 07:45 PM   #4
Pumbaa
I prefer 23383
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Pumbaa's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Posts: 7,230
Liked 71 Times on 54 Posts
Likes Given: 66

Default

if you mean topping it off now while it ferments . . . yeah shouldnt be a problem, just watch your sanitation

if you mean topping it off when you rack it into bottle . . . BE CAREFUL. I did that once and got a whole batch of gushers. No bottle bombs but gushers is close enuff to bottle bombs for me that I wont be doing that again

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by P.J. O'Rourke
"There are just two rules of governance in a free society: Mind your own business. Keep your hands to yourself."
Pumbaa is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-10-2006, 09:30 PM   #5
LewisM
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: UK > Bristol
Posts: 63
Default

ahh right, wont be doing that then heh.

checked on it today, its gone clear =D

__________________

Sing, sing, sing and be merry!
Dance, dance, dance and be merry!
Drink, drink, drink and be pi...merry!
----------------------------------
Primary: Empty
Secondary: Cyser (unamed)
bottled: Team Sally's Scrumpy
Drinking: A bottle of the teams scrumpy every now and then :D

LewisM is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Merits of Racking or Not Racking Cider lapaglia Cider Forum 24 01-06-2014 03:25 AM
What can I fill my racking tube with to begin racking? bgough Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 02-15-2009 11:41 PM
Racking without a racking cane or autosiphon conpewter General Techniques 1 01-09-2009 06:38 PM
Two Newbie Qs Racking and Repitching adam2 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 06-26-2007 05:17 PM
Newbie Q about Racking pariah Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 05-30-2006 01:51 AM