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Old 02-20-2013, 02:58 PM   #1
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Im very new to home brewing and have a query

I am brewing a cider kit and it says after the fermentation period syphon off then put into bottles At this point it says add sugar to the bottles.

Is it not easier to add the sugar after you have initially syphoned off the first fermentation?

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Old 02-20-2013, 03:55 PM   #2
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Most of the kits have a bottling bucket and then you do want to mix your priming sugar in that with the beer. Some kits will have you bottle right from the fermenter and those you need to prime each bottle.

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Old 02-20-2013, 04:07 PM   #3
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no bottling bucket so i have to add to each bottle then??

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You could buy a bottling bucket. Shipping isn't real slow and it won't hurt your beer to wait that much longer either, in fact it might make it better. It's harder to get the same carbonation in each bottle when you add sugar to each bottle. You need a very good measure to do it.

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Old 02-20-2013, 04:56 PM   #5
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You can also use another fermenting bucket or carboy a then rack into your bottles. Its also advisable to dissolve your priming sugar in a small amount of water then rack on top of it before bottling.

Rev has a good bottling thread you should read before bottling.

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Old 02-21-2013, 01:22 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone for the help

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Old 02-21-2013, 01:52 PM   #7
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As it has been suggested, siphon your beer to another container and add the prime sugar there. You will get a better balance of sugar between the bottles. And as a bonus, you will have even less sediments in your final beer.

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