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Old 06-16-2011, 01:53 AM   #1
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Default reasonable interval?

What's a reasonable amount of time between bubbles in the airlock for me to say "this is done"? Right now my cider and lemonade are both looking at something like 1-2 per minute.

also, another question, will aging mellow a slightly stronger-than-I-want clove flavoring? I think I put 1 too many in!

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Old 06-16-2011, 01:55 AM   #2
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I would not use the airlock as a reliable measure of fermentation. I would use a hydrometer and wait until the cider reaches stable readings (around 1.000) over a few days.

Yes, aging will mellow the the clove! Although, you might be waiting a bit.

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Old 06-16-2011, 03:43 AM   #3
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man, I should have known that. I'm a bit under the weather. That's my excuse!

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