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Old 07-15-2013, 04:31 AM   #1
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Hey everyone, I'm a new member to the world of cider. I currently have my first batch of cider in the primary. Been fermenting for 8 days now. I'm not getting anymore bubbling, so my question is, how long does one usually keep it in primary? Appreciate all advice! Thanks!

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Old 07-15-2013, 06:48 AM   #2
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Hey everyone, I'm a new member to the world of cider. I currently have my first batch of cider in the primary. Been fermenting for 8 days now. I'm not getting anymore bubbling, so my question is, how long does one usually keep it in primary? Appreciate all advice! Thanks!
Got a hydrometer? What was the starting gravity? What is the current gravity? A hydrometer is the only true indicator of where you are at in the fermentation process.
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Oh, and get a hydrometer. Psychic brewing is great and all, but hard numbers get rid of MUCH of the guess work.
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OG was 1.055 and The gravity now is at 1.000. I jut wasn't sure of there was an advantage to keeping it on the yeast for any longer or if I want to rack it as soon as it's done fermenting.

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Old 07-15-2013, 04:17 PM   #4
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Unless you stir it up generally I think a 1-2 month period for siting on yeast is ok. I tend to wait 5-6 weeks on my ciders, as I have higher alcohol ones and really don't want bottle bombs with young children around.

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