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Old 10-29-2007, 02:35 AM   #1
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i want to use a 5 galloncarboy

i have 3 gallons apple juice

will it be the wrong thing to do if i was to add 2 gallons of water to bring it up to 5 gallons

or should i just do a 3 gallon batch

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Old 10-29-2007, 04:37 AM   #3
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Yes, very wrong...

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Old 10-29-2007, 04:45 AM   #4
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yes it will, just do a 3 gallon batch, otherwise you will have some really really light cider.

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/shudder

don't water down a perfectly good cider... just use your 3 gallons, and preferrably get a smaller carboy... that's a lot of headspace for something to go wrong...

or like Yooper said, go get 2 more gallons of juice...

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Old 10-29-2007, 12:50 PM   #6
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how much headroom should i have

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Old 10-29-2007, 08:23 PM   #7
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how much headroom should i have
as little as possible without having to worry about the krausen reaching into the airlock...
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Old 10-29-2007, 10:14 PM   #8
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Use sugar.

But that's bad because it causes cidery off tastes.......ummmmm.

Yeh use sugar!

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