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Old 02-15-2013, 03:04 AM   #1
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Default What to do with my cider after fermentation?

Just made my first batch of cider and I'm wondering if it will blow up my bottles. It is very dry and about 18% also I was wondering about the process of back sweetening

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Old 02-15-2013, 03:44 AM   #2
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How do you know its done fermenting ...what would you like to know about back sweetening ....18% wow that's going to take time to mellow

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Old 02-15-2013, 04:01 AM   #3
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How do you know its done fermenting ...what would you like to know about back sweetening ....18% wow that's going to take time to mellow
There was no movement in the cider itself and no pressure in the air lock. For now I just siphoned it into a clean Carboy and put a new air lock on it. I'd like to sweeten it up a bit and possibly try to flavor some of it I'm just not sure of the process. can I heat it to kill the yeast then sweeten or perhaps freeze it then sweeten it? Can I add flavors after fermentation?
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:34 AM   #4
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There was no movement in the cider itself and no pressure in the air lock.
So what were your starting gravity and final gravity?
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I didn't take a gravity reading when I started but I used a alcohol meter and came up with 18%

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