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Old 12-04-2012, 09:27 PM   #241
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Good Afternoon. Is it written correctly that this takes a month to carbonate after bottling with 4 oz's of dextrose? Any other batches I've carbonated have taken 5 to 7 days. Made 8/31 and moved to primary 10/01 so I think it's ready to bottle.

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Old 12-07-2012, 01:28 AM   #242
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Good Afternoon. Is it written correctly that this takes a month to carbonate after bottling with 4 oz's of dextrose? Any other batches I've carbonated have taken 5 to 7 days. Made 8/31 and moved to primary 10/01 so I think it's ready to bottle.
I bottled a few larger bottles of this and several smaller bottles. The larger the bottle, the quicker they seem to be carbing up. The largest one (1.5 liters) was fully carbonated at about 3 weeks. The smallest ones (12 ounces) are still not there at 4-5 weeks.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:30 PM   #243
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I bottled a few larger bottles of this and several smaller bottles. The larger the bottle, the quicker they seem to be carbing up. The largest one (1.5 liters) was fully carbonated at about 3 weeks. The smallest ones (12 ounces) are still not there at 4-5 weeks.
Weird. Any cider I've ever made has taken about 5 days to carb.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:48 PM   #244
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If I were to enter this in a competition, what style would it fall under? I am not familiar with the different styles of cider.
I did this with S-04 and entered it as 27 B under English Cider. Remember you must also specify carbonation level and sweetness level
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I did this with S-04 and entered it as 27 B under English Cider. Remember you must also specify carbonation level and sweetness level
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:26 PM   #246
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I just moved 5 gallons of this to secondary, and it tasted pretty damn good. Went from 1.056 to 1.002, and was definitely very dry without any real harshness. I'm really excited to get this secondary over with and back sweeten a bit.

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Old 01-21-2013, 07:31 AM   #247
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Bottled tonight. Has been in carboys for about 3.5 months. Crystal clear. FG just over 1.01. Kept to ball jars for myself to drink still. Tastes good. Looking forward to carbonation.

Edit: I should explain my FG doesn't mean anything as my water is weird.

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Old 01-22-2013, 03:16 PM   #248
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I just moved 5 gallons of this to secondary, and it tasted pretty damn good. Went from 1.056 to 1.002, and was definitely very dry without any real harshness. I'm really excited to get this secondary over with and back sweeten a bit.
Do you plan on backsweetening with some Apple concentrate?
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I have cider I made with S04 two months ago and was going to keg it. My ciders usually turn out a not tart so I was thinking of adding the tea bags and lime juice in the secondary. Any thoughts on this?

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Might just get cider with tea and lime juice.

I think there's something chemical going in here with acid and tannins. I don't know what they do.

Maybe if you add and age?

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