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Old 11-05-2006, 02:44 AM   #1
Oct 2006
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Well any advice when it comes to the secondary stage?
My cider has been in it's primary pail for 18 days and when I took the top off it had a very strong champagne (yeast smell) and sulfur smell.
I siphoned it and I may have picked up too much stuff on the bottom because it is still cloudy.
Should I re-rack it ??
Should it be filled all the way to the top of the carboy?? Can it go bad if it is not??
It is close to the top.

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Old 11-05-2006, 03:56 AM   #2
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You should be fine. There will still be a bit f fermenting going on so dont worry about not having enuff CO2. The Sulfar and yeast smell will fade with time. Just let it sit for a good long while and settle out, time is your friend with cider.
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Old 11-05-2006, 03:04 PM   #3
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Cider takes much longer to age than beer, so just let it sit for a month or two. It will clear eventually.
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