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Old 10-22-2007, 01:50 AM   #1
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Default Yeasty smell in my cider

I bottled my first batch of cider. 5 gal of apple juice w/ red star champagne yeast. It fermented well, & stayed in the carboy for a total of three weeks. When I took my sample for SG testing (.998) I transfered the sample to a glass to enjoy. The rest I primed & bottled. I noticed a strong yeasty smell, but great taste. I was wondering if I bottled too early or if the smell is normal? Will it go away with time in a bottle?

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Old 10-22-2007, 02:27 AM   #2
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3 weeks is pretty early... had it cleared yet?

It may clear up with bottle conditioning...

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Old 10-22-2007, 12:12 PM   #3
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nope, I found another thread that talked about the same symptoms... It was cloudy yet... Should I worry about bottle bombs?

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If you bottled it in beer bottles with caps, you should be OK... just give it a month or so and try another one...

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Isn't a yeasty smell with champange yeast normal?

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Ok, just for S&G I uncapped one of my ciders after all of a few days. There was incredible carbonation, the kind you find in commercial beer/soda. The yeasty smell was still there, and the taste was ok. I came to the conclusion that things would be ok if I just let them be. However, would I be wise to uncap and refill the carboy with the all that I have bottled? I'd then just let things run their course and re-bottle in a month... any ideas?

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RDWHAHB! Leave your bottles undisturbed in the fridge for another 2 weeks. I bet the yeast smell and cloudiness disappear.

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RDWHAHB! Leave your bottles undisturbed in the fridge for another 2 weeks. I bet the yeast smell and cloudiness disappear.
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