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Forum: Cider Forum 07-23-2012, 01:37 PM
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Posted By southlake333
Yes, I waited a full day between stabilizing and...

Yes, I waited a full day between stabilizing and backsweetening. It was so overcarbonated that popping the top didn't just relieve pressure, it created a guyser in every bottle. I didn't feel...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-22-2012, 03:19 PM
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Unfortunately I had to dump all of mine out a few...

Unfortunately I had to dump all of mine out a few days ago. I had walked into my dining room (where I store everything) and found a big puddle of cider on the floor. After cleaning that up I heard...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-26-2012, 02:07 PM
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Posted By southlake333
Yes, that's fine. I do that with every batch. 1...

Yes, that's fine. I do that with every batch. 1 per gallon at the beginning to kill wild stuff, then 1 per gallon at the end to preserve in the bottles.
Forum: Cider Forum 06-25-2012, 01:44 PM
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Posted By southlake333
Start with 3 cans, then sweeten to taste from...

Start with 3 cans, then sweeten to taste from there. My SG before starting to sweeten was 1.010 and 3 cans made it just right.
Forum: Cider Forum 06-24-2012, 03:28 AM
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Posted By southlake333
Well, I bottled today 9 days after pitching the...

Well, I bottled today 9 days after pitching the yeast. Last night the SG was at 1.010 so I racked, added kmeta and sorbate and let sit for 24 hours. Tonight the SG was the same so I sweetened and...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-22-2012, 08:52 PM
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Posted By southlake333
Ok thanks for the info. I was thinking of doing...

Ok thanks for the info. I was thinking of doing exactly what you just described so now at least I have confirmation! :)
Forum: Cider Forum 06-22-2012, 07:07 PM
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Posted By southlake333
Been 8 days since I started this and the SG is...

Been 8 days since I started this and the SG is down to 1.011 so its time to rack to secondary and get to bottlin. But, I am also just finishing up a separate batch of cider using Champagne yeast and...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-16-2012, 11:00 PM
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Posted By southlake333
Well, I went ahead and got a batch of this...

Well, I went ahead and got a batch of this started. Got the yeast pitched last night and its bubbling nicely now. So that's 5 different big batches in the pipeline...oh and I've got 4 more 1 gallon...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-15-2012, 03:57 PM
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Posted By southlake333
Darn you UpstateMike! Now that I've read this...

Darn you UpstateMike! Now that I've read this thread, I have to go make a batch. ;) Problem is, I already have 6 gallons of cider, 6 gallons of Welch's Grape wine, 6 gallons of quad berry skeeter...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-15-2012, 02:34 PM
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Posted By southlake333
roadymi, you're right. I hadn't noticed that...

roadymi, you're right. I hadn't noticed that document is missing that step. But still, its a good reference.
Forum: Cider Forum 06-15-2012, 02:27 PM
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Posted By southlake333
divi2323, I know I'm bottling early but that was...

divi2323, I know I'm bottling early but that was the point this round. I was attempting to do a quick test on a 1 gallon batch to help me judge how to properly finish out 2 x 6 gallon batches I have...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-14-2012, 02:31 PM
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Posted By southlake333
I think I just found my answer: ...

I think I just found my answer:

http://www.bluestemwine.com/documents/SweeteningWine.pdf

Thanks for the input!
Forum: Cider Forum 06-14-2012, 02:05 PM
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Posted By southlake333
Yep, I stabilized, waited a few days then...

Yep, I stabilized, waited a few days then bottled. I've been keeping a close eye on the bottles but I really don't expect these to last long enough to worry about bottle bombs. They were just early...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-14-2012, 01:41 AM
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Posted By southlake333
Holy sugar batman!

Sooo...I recently bottled several 1 gallon sample batches of wine. Two were cider, one was welch's grape and one was welch's black cherry grape. Now that they have been bottled for a few days all I...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-13-2012, 08:58 PM
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Posted By southlake333
Ok thanks, that was my plan. Figured I'd check...

Ok thanks, that was my plan. Figured I'd check tomorrow and Fri, then rack Fri night.

Dang, this means I'm going to have an available carboy sooner than expected...I have to come up with...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-13-2012, 08:33 PM
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Posted By southlake333
Yep, that'll give you 6%. Good luck!

Yep, that'll give you 6%. Good luck!
Forum: Cider Forum 06-13-2012, 08:28 PM
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Posted By southlake333
Is my cider done?

I've got a question about timing that I would really appreciate help with. I've had a batch of cider going for 2 weeks now and it appears to already be done. The SG right now is 1.000 on the dot...
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