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Old 10-15-2009, 06:44 PM   #1
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so theres the sticky, i have been researching this site on a while now before i started my cider and have gotten a smorgasbord of information.

i started my cider yesterday with some safale 04 yeast, some raw sugar and a gallon of flash pasterized cider (ryans cider.Hood River, OR).. i sanitized my goods and no is its sitting my basement in a 1.5 gallon ferment bucket and not a carboy..

am im completely screwed here since i cannot see the progress of the cider, or am i ok..??

i figured that i would leave it for a 2-3weeks before i started the second prim.


 
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:10 PM   #2
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Give it time! It will happen. DON'T touch it leave it alone. Everyone goes through thhis the first time!
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:28 PM   #3
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I think you should be fine.

If you enjoy drinking hard cider, you should check out the recipe for Graff posted at this website. It's amazing!
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:31 PM   #4
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thanks for the reply... saw there was a ton of threads after the post, just didnt know how to search the site... thanks for the tip, i'll let it sit for a few weeks... cheers

 
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:49 PM   #5
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I'm in the middle of brewing my first cider too. You should just leave it for at least a week, then rack it into a carboy, and get it off the yeast cake. The majority of the fermentation should be done by then.
I left mine for a week, racked it into another bucket for another week, and just the other day (day14) racked it into a 5 gallon carboy, which was filled to the top, and I had some extra for tasting.
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:55 PM   #6
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the thing that im a little freaked out about is that i have a gallon brewing and most of the post here people are brewin 5 gallons... i have a 2-5gallon carboys but since it was the 1st time i didnt want to mess up 5 gallons worth of cider..if all works i will brew the 5 gallon.... it seems like im doing the right things here so far.. this site is a life saver... i have this 1 gallon glass jug i will probably rack it to, also thinking of crashing it during the 2nd prim...

 
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:21 PM   #7
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I would go ahead and start another one. 1.5 gal is not that much. You're already waiting, might as well make it a full batch. But that's just me.

 
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:25 PM   #8
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im making my first batch 5 gallons worth

 
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:54 PM   #9
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Beer I do 5-Gal.

Cider I like to do smaller batches. I do the cider in between beer batches, and if I have a gallon or two going it keeps me feeling like Im doing something... Plus I like to experiment and hate ruining 5 gallons of anything
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:07 PM   #10
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i figure for the 5 gallon i will be more confident when i know the outcome...... for siphoning the cider, anyone have any good tip. i know sanitation is the name of the game, and using your mouth to siphon cant be the best way to do it, friend said a pump possibly.

 
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