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Old 10-11-2009, 05:02 AM   #1
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Default First Batch of Cider .... HELP

So I started my first batch of cider from a recipe I found on the web.

5 gallons Cider
1.5 lbs brown sugar
.5 lb honey
2 packages yeast

OG 1.070 - Sept 27

Oct 4 - racked to secondary - SG 1.000

I wish I would have read more on this forum earlier because it is now some seriously acidic stuff, and I probably would/should have cold crashed it long before hand as I generally like a sweeter cider. Anyway, it is still in the secondary today and I'm wondering what to do. I know many dry wine fans so I'm open to suggestions as to what my next steps should be to end up with something that will eventually be drinkable.


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Old 10-11-2009, 05:09 AM   #2
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kill the yeast and add sugar to your taste. problem is that you dont get carbonation this way that i know of.


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Old 10-11-2009, 05:54 AM   #3
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Another question ... it is super coudy, will this clear up over time or is there anything I can/should do to clear it up?
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Old 10-11-2009, 07:25 PM   #4
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most will clear with time some more than others. also the taste will mellow with time some more than others
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