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Old 10-06-2013, 06:54 AM   #11
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And I'll honestly use whatever sugar is handy table sugar, corn sugar, raw sugar, brown sugar even

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Old 10-07-2013, 02:12 PM   #12
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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
How long until it gets carbonated the way you like it?

I wasn't patient long enough to let it fully carbonate. Too damn good.
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:59 AM   #13
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How long until it gets carbonated the way you like it? I wasn't patient long enough to let it fully carbonate. Too damn good.
I give it at least 2 weeks before I sample. 4 weeks is usually the sweet spot for me.

Aging much longer can really change the profile of the cider, some people age around 6 months, though I doubt I could be that patient.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:56 PM   #14
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1 or 2 raisins (soaked in rum, vodka, gin, or whatever) in each bottle.
My favorite is dark rum.
So... does this mean I can add 2 raisins soaked in dark rum to each bottle and it adds carbonation to the cider?

What size bottles? 12oz. bottles then that means 1 raisin for every 6oz?

How much carbonation?

Im getting ready to bottle my first cider and was wondering my about carbing them in bottles. Hate to have Bombs!
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:05 PM   #15
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I'm a total noob, but I just bottled my first batch of cider a few days ago. I added 1/8 cup of brown sugar to a gallon of cider. plan on checking a bottle in a week to see where it's at. Will let you know what I find.

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Old 10-10-2013, 11:21 PM   #16
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I prime my ciders with apple juice as per this thread: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f81/sams...g-cider-99923/ Actually, for my last batch I primed it with raspberry/strawberry juice (100% juice). Just a touch of raspberry/strawberry tartness.

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So... does this mean I can add 2 raisins soaked in dark rum to each bottle and it adds carbonation to the cider? What size bottles? 12oz. bottles then that means 1 raisin for every 6oz? How much carbonation? Im getting ready to bottle my first cider and was wondering my about carbing them in bottles. Hate to have Bombs!
Yes, the raisins produce CO2 and that carbs the cider. I do not like a lot of carb in my cider. Just enough pressure to bubble for about 4-5 minutes. Certainly not an exact science.
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