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Old 02-13-2009, 02:45 AM   #1
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I'm interested in brewing up some cider, but I want to make sure I have the right size fermenters. How much headspace do I need? Will the cider produce krausen like beer? Or can I start with a smaller fermenter to avoid oxidation?

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Old 02-13-2009, 02:54 AM   #2
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It will depend on the yeast you use. The wine yeast i use does not produce krausen. But i believe beer yeast will.

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Old 02-13-2009, 04:51 AM   #3
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I used Safale S-04 and had less than 2 inches of head space. 2.75 gallons apple juice in a 3 gallon BB. It was fine. Never a problem.
Primary: 3 gallon cider S-04
Secondary: Valentine Apfelwein Clone 1 Gal
Bottled: Halloween Apfelwein Clone 1 Gal
On Deck: 90 Shilling Clone

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