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Old 03-25-2008, 02:11 AM   #1
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Default Uncle's 2 year old cider

He made it 2 years ago. I don't know how much, but I think the recipe was just some cider and yeast. Needless to say, Its been sitting in his cask (I think he has a plastic one) for two years. He simply can't bottle it himself cause he is a caretaker for his sick wife.

I want to offer my services to help bottle it someday, but I'm wondering (actually I'm betting it will) if it will need some yeast to carbonate it. I guess its possible he may want it uncarbonated. So anyone ever carb something this old? Are there any other obstacles I'm missing?

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Old 03-25-2008, 06:15 AM   #2
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Drag your racking cane on the bottom to pick up a little yeast.

You may go for a still wine out of this? May be real good.

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Drag your racking cane on the bottom to pick up a little yeast.

You may go for a still wine out of this? May be real good.
That makes sense to just suck some yeast up into the bottling vessle. Since it is a cider it'll be easy cause there is no trub or proteins. I hadn't thought of that. Thanks.

I don't know wines too well so I don't know what your referring to as "still wines".
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Your two options: Still and Carbonated.

Still is just that, its still doesn't move haha It means un-carbonated, like traditional wine.

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Ask him what he wants to do with it. I would sugest going 1/2 and 1/2. just to see what 2 y/o cider taste like in both forms.

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i would go still

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I agree. Who has the patients to Bulk age a cyder for 2 years? This could be some super stuff!
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Yeah, its definitly my uncle's choice wether he wants to carb or not. I haven't told him yet that I'd be glad to help out, but I will soon. I'll be seeing him in 3 weeks for his grandaughters b-day party. He's living a tough life right now so I think this would bring his spirits up to finally bottle up the cider.

I'll post back results here if and when they ever happen.

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