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Old 05-11-2009, 03:38 PM   #1
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I tried my cider this weekend for the first time since bottling and there is very little carbination. Only a few bubbles. I left this cider in primary for 1 month and secondary for about 2 months and its been bottled since about late Jan. It was about 4 gallons and I used 1/2 a cup of sugar. It's been in my basement the entire time at about 64 degrees. Did I just not use enough sugar and if so is there any thing I can do do fix it?


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Old 05-11-2009, 03:44 PM   #2
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I bottled a cider a couple of weeks ago and low and behold I got the same result. I am writing it off to another enough yeast left in suspension to do its thing. But I actually didn't secondary, so I am not sure what the deal is for sure. The only positive is ciders can be enjoyed "Still" also.


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Thanks for the reply. Yes it's still good but I like it so much more with carb.
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you could be a little short on the priming sugar as a standard is 3/4 cup per 5 gallons or 1 oz per gallon. For cider I've used a touch more than this and good a decent carb, as I've found that 3/4 cup for 5 gallons wasn't quite enough for me.
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64 degrees is pretty cold for most wine yeast (if you used wine yeast). Bring a few of the bottles upstairs, and put them someplace warm (like on top of the fridge). Wine yeast can be very warm- like 80 degrees- and be happy. That should help get them carbed up. That's really light on the priming sugar, but you should have a little carbonation.
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Thanks I'll give that a try and hope for the best. I was wondering if it would be possible to open some of the bottles and drop carbing tablets in them and recap?


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