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Old 11-20-2010, 06:33 PM   #1
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I am interested in making a cider but I am a little concerned about a few things. ...
Cider is usually a little on the sweet side. That being said, if I am going to bottle carb the cider, how do I get the yeast to stop fermenting all the sugar so that there is sweetness left and still carb the cider in the bottle withoug continuing to eat the rest of the sugar the cider thus generating a bottle bomb?

To state it clearer. For cider to be sweet the yeast cannot consume all the sugar or else it will be very strong and rather dry. But the only way I know for the yeast to stop eating the sugar is to chill and pressurize them in a keg which will also take care of the carbination. But If I'm bottle carbing how do I ensure that the yeast carbinate the cider and still leave some sweetness behind?

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Old 11-20-2010, 06:44 PM   #2
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Don't know if this helps but there is a recipe for Graff http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f81/graf...-cider-117117/ and Apfelwein http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f25/man-...felwein-14860/. Apfelwein is dry and powerful Graff is sweeter and malty (I think I haven't made this one yet) but people really seem to like it.

If you don't want to use the Graff recipe there are plenty of tips on that thread on how to keep it sweet

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Don't know if this helps but there is a recipe for Graff http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f81/graf...-cider-117117/ and Apfelwein http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f25/man-...felwein-14860/. Apfelwein is dry and powerful Graff is sweeter and malty (I think I haven't made this one yet) but people really seem to like it.

If you don't want to use the Graff recipe there are plenty of tips on that thread on how to keep it sweet
i JUST stuck a bottle in the cooler to se if it is carbed enough yet... tasted good at bottling time. easy enough to make also.
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