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Old 10-02-2013, 11:57 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 10-03-2013, 02:13 AM   #2
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I follow the same as when bottle carbing a beer

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Old 10-03-2013, 02:14 AM   #3
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I use the same mix as when making beer

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Old 10-03-2013, 05:14 PM   #4
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I use one can of apple juice concentrate for every 5 gallons.

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

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Old 10-04-2013, 12:45 PM   #6
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Default Good to know. What kind of beer are we talking about?

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

.8 cups sugar to 5gal cider

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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.
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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?

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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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