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Old 06-23-2009, 04:14 PM   #1
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I bought a gallon of this and pitched champagne yeast. It fermented for 7-10 days and has now been sitting for 3-4 weeks. It started very cloudy and doesn't seem to have cleared at all. This is my first attempt at cider and I'm assuming it needs to sit for a couple more months or so. Is this correct? Should I expect this stuff to clear at all or just use gelatin? Thanks for the help.

 
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Old 06-23-2009, 04:24 PM   #2
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It'll clear on its own.

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Old 06-24-2009, 01:27 AM   #3
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I bought the same cider for the nifty free carboy! Mine turned out the same, and I wonder if they heat pasturized it. I even tried cold crashing mine... with limited success. It got "clearer", but not clear by any means.

If it doesn't clear, it may still be palatable.

When it comes time to bottle, let me know what you smell... mine rendered almost "butter scotch", with a heavy beer taste. I am letting mine sit now, hoping that the cider fairy visits it and mashes it's little head between her strong white hands (or massive bosoms... I could go either way).

I took some of it to a cider group. No one was carted away on a stretcher, but I think that's only cooincidence.
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:42 AM   #4
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What's this?! 1gallon glass bottles at Whole Foods?! Can you post pictures?? I'll buy a case tomorrow if they have them. I've been looking everwhere!

edit: all the other stores in my area sell plastic bottles only.

 
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:28 AM   #5
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@fineexampl,

Sure! Whole Foods (at least all in our area) carries 1 gallon jugs. The catch is, when you buy it, it full of this apple juice. V. cloudy. Yeasted mine, and the sucker never cleared (ok, ok, it's only been bottled for 6 weeks).

You can always pour out their juice and get some other.

Side: Went to visit Charlottesville over the w/e. Stopped in at an apple orchard that we have visited before. They were busy selling their peach and apple cider by the glass, and were using their gallon jugs as supply. Result: They had dozens of empty glass jugs for $1 each. My lovely wife recommended that I buy a couple. Dang, she's awesome.
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:55 AM   #6
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I think I'm alright on gallon jugs for now, but any tips on where to find a wife like that Joe?

 
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Old 06-24-2009, 03:57 AM   #7
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Hmm... I've had some in for 4 weeks, still very cloudy as well. Anyone have luck with it at least tasting good? It's a bit pricey for AJ, so it better be good :-)
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Old 06-24-2009, 04:04 AM   #8
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@ept777,



She is one special woman.

All I can say is Luke 11:9-10 and Mathew 21:22 worked pretty well for me.

M 21:22 was hard at first but it grows on you.
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Old 06-24-2009, 04:13 AM   #9
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Thanks for the replies so far. Anyone go to secondary with this or just stick with primary?

 
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Old 06-24-2009, 04:48 AM   #10
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@Trip,

I my attempt consisted of
01/29 - Whole Foods Organic Juice on Nottingham yeast
03/16 - rack to secondary (lots of sediment)
03/31 - Cold Crash
04/06 - bottle
06/23 - today... still is cloudy. Some additional sediment has fallen to the bottom of the bottles.
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