Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > Secondary ??'s
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-05-2006, 02:44 AM   #1
BrodieBrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 12
Default Secondary ??'s

Well any advice when it comes to the secondary stage?
My cider has been in it's primary pail for 18 days and when I took the top off it had a very strong champagne (yeast smell) and sulfur smell.
I siphoned it and I may have picked up too much stuff on the bottom because it is still cloudy.
Should I re-rack it ??
Should it be filled all the way to the top of the carboy?? Can it go bad if it is not??
It is close to the top.

__________________
BrodieBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-05-2006, 03:56 AM   #2
Pumbaa
I prefer 23383
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Pumbaa's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Posts: 7,230
Liked 72 Times on 54 Posts
Likes Given: 66

Default

You should be fine. There will still be a bit f fermenting going on so dont worry about not having enuff CO2. The Sulfar and yeast smell will fade with time. Just let it sit for a good long while and settle out, time is your friend with cider.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by P.J. O'Rourke
"There are just two rules of governance in a free society: Mind your own business. Keep your hands to yourself."
Pumbaa is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-05-2006, 03:04 PM   #3
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,664
Liked 139 Times on 132 Posts

Default

Cider takes much longer to age than beer, so just let it sit for a month or two. It will clear eventually.

__________________

Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Secondary underwaterdan Equipment/Sanitation 1 03-25-2009 08:45 PM
Apfelwein with honey secondary and oatmeal secondary idea Stinky Wine Making Forum 0 02-12-2009 12:07 AM
To Secondary or Not To Secondary That is the Question Petunia Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 17 08-05-2007 01:46 AM
Secondary Carboy Fermentation Vs. Secondary Bottling Fermintation. MntFresh General Techniques 9 05-17-2007 07:58 PM
Top off the secondary? jpuf Mead Forum 7 02-04-2007 04:37 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS