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Old 12-02-2012, 07:54 PM   #1
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so I am brand new to brewing. I am starting with a 3 gal batch of hard cider. I just need some more info on bottling. i was just wondering about bottle bombs and maybe using flip top bottles. do the flip top bottles help prevent bottle bombs? we will be giving them away as christmas presents depending on how well it turns out but i dont wont to give my girlfriends family time bombs so anything you can provide info on will help thanx.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:30 PM   #2
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No they do not prevent bombs. As long as fermentation is done and you add the right amount of priming sugar it will not be an issue.

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Old 12-03-2012, 05:11 PM   #3
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Ok thanx also I just got one of those soda stream carbonators could I use that to carbonate instead of priming for carbonation? Or should I just use that for soda not for beer

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Do not use soda stream for anything besides water to make the soda or you will be cleaning a big mess

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it is going to be tough to finish a cider by christmas time. what type of process are you planning?

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Old 12-03-2012, 06:01 PM   #6
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I've made 1 batch of cider and I back-sweetened it before I bottled. They all carbed up in 3 days and man is it bubbly. I put them all in the fridge to prevent them from exploding. I was going to stove-top pasteurize them but I was too lazy and I had the fridge space. I think there's a sticky at the top of the cider forum about stove-top pasteurization.

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Yeah if you let fermentation finish completely then add the right amount of priming sugar you will be fine. Priming sugar amounts by volume are pretty easy to find with google.

On a side note mouth feel is an important part of your end product, and will differ with varying levels of carbonation. Bottle bombs aren't your only concern when carbing with priming sugar so it's good to be exact.

I wouldn't worry about pasteurization unless you want to serve a sweeter cider with a natural sugar taste. IMO it is easier and more consistent to add a non-fermentable sugar like splenda at bottling for sweetener and use the normal amount of priming sugar than add extra sugar and try to pasteurize at the right time. I may catch some flack for suggesting splenda though :-P

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it is going to be tough to finish a cider by christmas time. what type of process are you planning?
I started about a week ago it's a bit of a stretch I know. And as far as process goes I have no idea I am only using a primary fermenter and the cider plus sugar and some cinnamon sticks and yeast as I said this is my first time and it was kinda a last minute idea I was gunna wait till after Xmas to try anything because my family is getting me a brew kit for Xmas but I put one together for cheap and started because it really is the cheapest Xmas present I could think of.
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I started about a week ago it's a bit of a stretch I know. And as far as process goes I have no idea I am only using a primary fermenter and the cider plus sugar and some cinnamon sticks and yeast as I said this is my first time and it was kinda a last minute idea I was gunna wait till after Xmas to try anything because my family is getting me a brew kit for Xmas but I put one together for cheap and started because it really is the cheapest Xmas present I could think of.
What kind of yeast did you use?
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What kind of yeast did you use?
I used champaign yeast it actually stopped bubbling today so I have no clue if its done or just taking a break lol but I'm gunna give it a few days to see if it starts up again
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