Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > pasteurize?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-02-2012, 12:17 PM   #1
nwaite
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: madisone, Maine
Posts: 197
Default pasteurize?

I keep seeing stuff about people pasteurizing there bottled cider in there dishwasher ... I bottled my cider way after farmenting stopped. Do I still need to do this. I bottled it in the half gal sangrea bottles 'sorry do the spelling ' .

__________________
nwaite is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-02-2012, 01:28 PM   #2
GinKings
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bridgewater, NJ
Posts: 588
Liked 12 Times on 12 Posts

Default

If your cider fermented fully and you didn't add any sugar to backsweeten, then you don't need to pasteurize. A small amount of sugar for carbonation is okay if you use bottles that can take the pressure (beer bottles, champagne bottles, etc).

Pasteurization is typically done when people want a sweeter cider and need to avoid additional fermentation.

__________________
GinKings is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-02-2012, 02:20 PM   #3
nwaite
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: madisone, Maine
Posts: 197
Default

So if I was only letting it farment half way or what ever then I would need to bottle it an do that ?

__________________
nwaite is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-02-2012, 03:24 PM   #4
MontyKi
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 16
Default

I have a similar question where fermentation has not ceased after 3 weeks like my first batch did (it's cooler now ~61F and am using maple syrup instead of honey like last time)

Even though fermentation is not totally ceased, I was thinking to add 1 lb corn sugar to this 5 gal batch today then bottle to get a fizzy cider in ~2-3 weeks.

Sound OK?

Happy New Yar,

Monty

__________________
MontyKi is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools