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Old 08-06-2012, 12:52 AM   #1
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Hey folks this is my second post here thanks for having me. Ok this is what I started with. Any input on how long and how to bottle it with a little fizz to it . Keep in mind I am a very very very newbie at all this brewing stuff pleas be gentle ;-)
I started with :
4 gallons of apple juice
about a gallon of water
about 7 1/2 cups of sugar
about 2 cups of honey
red star Cote de Blancs yeast
I pretty much just threw it all togher. I did rehydrate the yeast . It has been bubbling away for 2 days now . I never relaized that the stuff put off that much gas .
I do have a few wine bottles , some glass beer bottles and some PET bottles , and everything to seal them with.
I am open to any Ideas . And thank you for you help.
Jim

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Old 08-06-2012, 02:12 AM   #2
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About half of the sugar gets converted to CO2.

Let it ferment for a month and then check the gravity.

Do some reading here in the mean time. You'll find lots of ideas.

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Old 08-07-2012, 09:43 AM   #3
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Kind of a silly but does anyone else smell the cider as its brewing ??? Dang it smells good !!!only 26 days till racking :-)

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Old 08-07-2012, 11:54 AM   #4
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Kind of a silly but does anyone else smell the cider as its brewing ??? Dang it smells good !!!only 26 days till racking :-)
I've done that with everything I've brewed so far! While the airlock is bubbling away, I wait until it bubbles up then I inhale to get a good sense if how it smells without opening the bucket or carboy. Cider in particular smells great to me when it is fermenting.
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I think there is an airlock sniffers support group somewhere on the site.

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Well its not a problem so I don't need a support group :cheers:

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Thats what all the addicts say.

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im glad somebody can :-)

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