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Old 03-10-2012, 08:30 PM   #11
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did the cider have preservatives?
+1 this was my first thought as well.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:47 PM   #12
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No it was 100% hippie organic lol

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Old 03-10-2012, 09:12 PM   #13
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yeah I just pulled up the pdf http://www.midwestsupplies.com/media...structions.pdf

"A good rule of thumb is to allow 2 weeks for
fermentation and every thing will be fine."
I read the pdf- you're right - this seems like a very quick schedule for this recipe. I'd let it go for a bit longer.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:19 PM   #14
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Any recommendations as to how much longer?

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Old 03-10-2012, 11:22 PM   #15
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Any recommendations as to how much longer?
Once your hydrometer reads the same for 3 days, it's done.
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:01 AM   #16
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Should I give it a stir or just leave it?

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Old 03-11-2012, 12:29 AM   #17
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I would

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Just an update for anyone interested:

Went to the LHBS and talked to them about what happened with this apple ale, they gave me a packet of ale yeast and instructed me to stir up the wort and sprinkle the new yeast on top of the wort to restart fermentation. One of them claims to have been brewing for 20 years so I took his word for it and added the yeast. Will update you guys as things progress!

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Old 03-15-2012, 08:26 PM   #19
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Another update: Moved the fermenter into a slightly warmer room(around 68 degrees) after pitching the new yeast and it seems to be working! I can see the airlock bubbling and the gravity was around 1.028 so we are getting somewhere! Dunno if anyone really cares I just figured I might as well update

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Old 03-15-2012, 08:55 PM   #20
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I would have advised to NOT stir it, or if you really felt like it would help, do it VERY gently.

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