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Old 03-15-2013, 02:53 AM   #301
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I dropped my first one on to a yeast cake left over from graff, worked great.
That's an option the time frame would work out well. They're both due to be racked at the same time
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:35 AM   #302
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Just bottle pasteurized my Graham's English Cider. I was worried they were too carbonated to pasteurize as they were super carbonated after five days of backsweetening with two cans of aj concentrate. I managed to get them all pasteurized, but the bottom of one of the six packs fell out when carrying it into the house and three exploded.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:47 AM   #303
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A moment of silence...
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:17 AM   #304
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Pasteurising..

A must?
Or optional?

 
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:55 PM   #305
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Pasteurising..

A must?
Or optional?
A must if you are not fermenting til completion or backsweetening and bottling for carbonation. Not necessary if you're going to ferment til It's completely done and not backsweetening/carbonating in bottles. You could keep them in the fridge to stall further fermentation, but I usually keep mine in cases conditioning at room temp and just put a six pack here and there in the fridge.
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:49 AM   #306
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+1. Only pasteurize if you are trying to get it to finish sweet. I let mine go all the way.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:53 PM   #307
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One month in primary and still having same issue. No gravity reading??? It went for a month with some bubbling. No real crazy action though. I am ready to rack but am wondering if I need to get it where it will read first.
Anyone know what I am doing wrong?
As a side note it does taste quite like cider.

 
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:00 PM   #308
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Yup. I've heard two can of AJ concentrate are the way to go. Who am I to argue?
When do you mix in the concentrate?

 
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:12 AM   #309
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One month in primary and still having same issue. No gravity reading??? It went for a month with some bubbling. No real crazy action though. I am ready to rack but am wondering if I need to get it where it will read first.
Anyone know what I am doing wrong?
As a side note it does taste quite like cider.
Gravity goes down with fermentation, not up.

But looking at your previous post, I think something must be wrong with your gear. What is the lowest/smallest reading on your hydrometer?

 
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:13 PM   #310
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+1. Only pasteurize if you are trying to get it to finish sweet. I let mine go all the way.
Dirty Cider, goes all the way every time with me too.. Cider you got some splainin to do!
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