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rtogio 10-02-2013 11:57 PM

RE: Bottle conditioning cider?
 
Hey all!

Does anyone out there know the nest way to bottle condition a cider? Specifically, is there a good ratio of cider to extra sugar that can ensure good carbonation?

prince4118 10-03-2013 02:13 AM

I follow the same as when bottle carbing a beer

prince4118 10-03-2013 02:14 AM

I use the same mix as when making beer

Randzor 10-03-2013 05:14 PM

I use one can of apple juice concentrate for every 5 gallons.

brewkinger 10-03-2013 05:20 PM

1 or 2 raisins (soaked in rum, vodka, gin, or whatever) in each bottle.
My favorite is dark rum.

rtogio 10-04-2013 12:45 PM

Good to know. What kind of beer are we talking about?
 
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Originally Posted by prince4118 (Post 5554948)
I follow the same as when bottle carbing a beer

Thanks! Good to know!

What kind of beer are we talking about, if I might ask? Doesn't the amount of sugar vary depending on the type of brew you're making?

icanbenchurcat 10-04-2013 12:51 PM

I like my cider dry and highly carbonated. Saison is the style I choose when using a calculator.

.8 cups sugar to 5gal cider

Yooper 10-04-2013 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by rtogio (Post 5558314)
Thanks! Good to know!

What kind of beer are we talking about, if I might ask? Doesn't the amount of sugar vary depending on the type of brew you're making?

Some people do, but I don't.

Bottled beer you buy in the store almost always is about 2.4 volumes of co2. The problem with "priming to style" means flat beer in some cases (1.8 volumes is flat, as an example), or bottle bombs (some styles claim over 4 volumes is "to style"). I hate those calculators for that reason!

For beer, I use .75 ounces of corn sugar per gallon for a lower carbonation level, and 1 ounce of corn sugar for everything else. It works great.

I will do the same for cider- 1 ounce corn sugar per finished gallon of cider. That's a nice "beerlike" carb level.

rtogio 10-06-2013 02:56 AM

Thanks!

do you recommend using corn sugar over any other forms? If there an advantage to using corn sugar over say demerrara or turbinado?

Also, those ounce measurements are in weight, not volume, right?

prince4118 10-06-2013 05:53 AM

I don't really carb beer to the style I'm not super fussed on the exact amount of carb to by beer as log as ya not flat and as long as it's not a gusher I'm fine with it


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