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Old 10-27-2012, 12:03 AM   #10401
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Quick question: my wine is done and it was clear. The last bottle however looks really cloudy. I used Simply Apple and it is made out of pure pressed apples and I think it all sank to the bottom. If this is true, is this bottle safe to drink? If not, what can I do with it?
If it is only in the last bottle it will probably just be sediment from the bottom of your fermenter/bottling bucket. This will mostly be yeast and maybe any other solids that were in the juice. It'll be safe to drink, but it may taste a little yeasty if there is a lot in there.

 
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:07 AM   #10402
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I just checked mine after 2 months fermenting, it finished at 1.001 or so. It is definitely pretty dry.

I think I will let it keep aging instead of bottling right now for thanksgiving. Hopefully 3 months aged will be good and bring out more apple. My batch had a few cinnamon sticks and a clove. I was considering backsweetening, but will roll with the regular way this batch. My cherry batch will be kept in primary until next year or so.

Also, If I used frozen concentrate to add some more apple when bottling, how much would be needed for 5.5 gallons?
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:51 AM   #10403
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I started my 5 gallon batch about 7 weeks ago. Fermented just like everyone said it would.

What do i do now? I have some kits i'd like to brew. It's tying up my fermenter and (while i do need another one) i can't fund another one now.

Should i just leave it in there for a little longer, or bottle it?

 
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:03 AM   #10404
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The original recipe staid leave it to ferment for at least a month. Any longer is up to you. I would probably bottle it and set it aside until you hit that 6 month mark and get back to brewing in the meantime.

 
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:48 AM   #10405
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I started my 5 gallon batch about 7 weeks ago. Fermented just like everyone said it would.

What do i do now? I have some kits i'd like to brew. It's tying up my fermenter and (while i do need another one) i can't fund another one now.

Should i just leave it in there for a little longer, or bottle it?
If you are at 7 weeks you should be fine to bottle, it will just be clearing from here on out anyway. Mine sat in primary for 7 weeks and then in the secondary for 10 but constant sampling took it from 5 gallons to 3 at bottling time. We are at 25 weeks total, it was good at 7 better at 17 and getting better all the time but everyone liked it at 7 weeks so?? Why wait.

 
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:01 PM   #10406
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If you are at 7 weeks you should be fine to bottle, it will just be clearing from here on out anyway. Mine sat in primary for 7 weeks and then in the secondary for 10 but constant sampling took it from 5 gallons to 3 at bottling time. We are at 25 weeks total, it was good at 7 better at 17 and getting better all the time but everyone liked it at 7 weeks so?? Why wait.
It cleared a few weeks ago, and looks like apple juice

I guess it's time to start bleaching my empties so i can start bottling.

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Old 10-30-2012, 06:24 PM   #10407
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I guess it's time to start bleaching my empties so i can start bottling.
Get some Star San, my friend.

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Old 10-30-2012, 11:14 PM   #10408
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Bleach is a poor choice for a sanitizer. Time to get a nice food-grade no-rinse sanitizer like the aforementioned starsan or iodophor.
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:48 AM   #10409
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Kegged. Now wait 2 months.

 
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:35 PM   #10410
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Starsan rocks. 1oz = 5gal of sanitizer. Mix up a gallon or two and then put it in a spray bottle. Just before bottling, get the bottles laid out and start spraying the insides, usually 5-10 squirts, let sit for 2-3 mins, dump and then bottle. Couldn't be easier. Alright, Starsan in a Vinator Bottle Rinser might be easier.
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