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Old 04-20-2013, 01:34 PM   #1
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Hi,
In the fall I when to an orchard and bought 8 gallon of pressed apple juice, looked up a recipe for apple pie hard cider. went thru 1 racking and this Sunday it's time to rack and bottle. Can someone tell me how i can bottle and try to get it close to "woodchuck"? I saved woodchuck bottles, how should i carbonate and what amount to achieve somewhat the same.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:18 PM   #2
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Woodchuck (to me) is a sweet cider. You won't be able to achieve that sweet flavor without stove top pasteurizing the bottles to kill the yeast. What are your current gravity readings for this batch?

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Old 04-21-2013, 03:33 PM   #3
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It is .99. How do I stove top pasteurize the bottles?
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:19 PM   #4
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Here is the thread that explains how to stove top pasteurize. If you have any specific questions, post in this thread and I'm sure you'll get an answer pretty quickly.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f32/easy-stove-top-pasteurizing-pics-193295/

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