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Old 01-30-2015, 05:37 AM   #21
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Quick question;

By adding the sweetener at the end prior to bottling, doesn't this restart the yeast? Also, anyone using priming sugar for carbonation or just bottling with the sweetener in solution alone? The instructions call for adding carbonation drops per bottle but I never have done that with beer and don't want to start with cider.

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Old 01-30-2015, 01:56 PM   #22
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Quick question;

By adding the sweetener at the end prior to bottling, doesn't this restart the yeast? Also, anyone using priming sugar for carbonation or just bottling with the sweetener in solution alone? The instructions call for adding carbonation drops per bottle but I never have done that with beer and don't want to start with cider.
I believe the sweetener is like sweet n low, so it won't effect fermentation or bottling. Just add the sweetener and bottle as you normally do.
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Old 01-31-2015, 02:39 AM   #23
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Thanks for the reply. Do you add priming sugar for carbonation?

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Old 01-31-2015, 02:56 AM   #24
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Yes- absolutely add priming sugar as you would to bottle condition/carb a beer. The sweetener in the kit is a non fermentable sweetener.

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Old 01-31-2015, 03:57 AM   #25
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Yes- absolutely add priming sugar as you would to bottle condition/carb a beer. The sweetener in the kit is a non fermentable sweetener.
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Old 02-04-2015, 02:12 PM   #26
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Just put my first batch in the fermentation chamber. One thing that I do not like is a way to open the package without opening the pear juice. I tried to aerate it using my usual method of water from the kettle into the fermentation bucket (directly on the 1 gallon of water with the corn sugar and pear juice) but it didn't froth up like a wort would. Not sure if it made any difference. I did use campden tablets on the water to get rid of the chloramine in my tap water. This will become standard practice for me from now on. I followed the directions and pitched the yeast dry and stirred vigorously. The cider is at 78F and I have the fermentation chamber set at 64F to help chill it further. I will monitor the temperature and warm up the chamber as the cider gets down to 70F (I have a fermometer on the bucket). It dropped 2 degrees in 2 hours. So hopefully in the morning it will be where I want it.

Now I have to finish a case of Grolsch (15.2 fl oz) so that I can bottle this batch. I already have one case of bottles ready.

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Old 02-11-2015, 02:32 AM   #27
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The batch I did was an "o crap I cut the bag open" deal....I agree they need to be better marked or have a clear separate location for the directions, yeast, extras...


I just had a bottle of the spiced cider that was made for Christmas... So 10 to 12 weeks old -- it was so so...could taste the artificial/no -sugar sweetener...a fresh bottle of grahms apple cider with s04 yeast was better tasting and less $.

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Old 02-13-2015, 04:53 AM   #28
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I brewed the spiced apple cider for Christmas. Turned out pretty good. Used priming sugar to bottle. A little dry and would add more sugar at beginning if I try again. Good flavor from a bag though...

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