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Old 08-09-2012, 03:10 PM   #31
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Mine stopped bubbling after about ten days. Should I be concerned?
I think your fine. What temp are you fermenting at?

As for the berries sinking: my berries never sank!!!
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:18 PM   #32
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thats my primary racking to secondary.

i bottled last week with two cups of sugar for about 2.5 gallons of cider. going to check bottle carb levels tomorrow and if its carbed up then ill stove top pasteurize.

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Old 08-10-2012, 01:13 AM   #33
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I think your fine. What temp are you fermenting at?

As for the berries sinking: my berries never sank!!!
Temp of its about 75 to 78
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:07 AM   #34
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Temp of its about 75 to 78
might be a little on the high side. the OP has it at 70. i tried to keep mine around there though it dipped below at night.
fermentation will take off again in the secondary when you add the new berries soaked in vodka. the new sugar from the berries will wake up the yeasties
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:15 AM   #35
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Just checked the sg since it'll be about 30 days this weekend. About 1%. Ready for secondary this weekend.

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Old 08-13-2012, 12:11 AM   #36
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Just racked to secondary after four weeks. Do you think I need to add more apple juice? I know you're supposed to have minimal surface room for oxygen in the secondary. If I need to add juice, do I have to use the same brand? Originally used unfiltered higher quality juice. Only have Tree Top on hand. Look at the pic and tell me what you think please. Thank you.

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Old 08-13-2012, 02:56 PM   #37
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Just racked to secondary after four weeks. Do you think I need to add more apple juice? I know you're supposed to have minimal surface room for oxygen in the secondary. If I need to add juice, do I have to use the same brand? Originally used unfiltered higher quality juice. Only have Tree Top on hand. Look at the pic and tell me what you think please. Thank you.
When I went to secondary I added more berries. I think that's what the recipe called for. It would solve your headspace issue too. And it adds a lot more flavor and color.
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When I went to secondary I added more berries. I think that's what the recipe called for. It would solve your headspace issue too. And it adds a lot more flavor and color.
I did add the berries per the recipe. I just got another gallon of juice and topped it off.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:17 PM   #39
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Bill -

Why the vodka soak? Why not just freeze the berries beforehand?
(I'll totally take "Because I felt like adding vodka" as a legit answer too, just curious if there's something I may have missed.)

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Bill -

Why the vodka soak? Why not just freeze the berries beforehand?
(I'll totally take "Because I felt like adding vodka" as a legit answer too, just curious if there's something I may have missed.)
Isn't it to both sanitize and boost abv a bit?
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