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Old 02-08-2010, 06:53 AM   #1
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I tried my hand at making some hard cider tonight in a one gallon jug. I used apple juice, 1 lb corn sugar, and various spices and pasteruized it at 180 for about 20 minutes. When I went to put my airlock on, I found out that the bung I had been told to buy at my LHBS was too big. I just put the sanitized cap on loosely to let gas out and put it in my closet. Unfortunately, because of my schedule, I won't be able to make it to the LHBS for quite a few days, maybe a week. How worried should I be about infection?
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:00 AM   #2
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not. but be warned that the co2 production might exceed the cap's ability to vent. ensure it is just resting on the jug. or better would be a balloon or latex glove affixed with a pin hole in it.

 
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:12 AM   #3
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Whew, that's a relief. Can I just screw the cap on after fermentation subsides?
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:20 AM   #4
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a few days after the krausen, if there is one falls in, you could.

 
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:37 AM   #5
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Wow, thanks a lot. I'll drink a glass you you once it's done
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:47 PM   #6
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10-4 on what Mordantly said. I just bottled a cyser that I brewed with the "cap method" in the same bottle the juice came in, sat there for a month before I got around to bottling it, (it was a side project. ) No issues!

 
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Old 02-17-2010, 04:50 PM   #7
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I would not put the cap on tight until it has fermented out completely, or you have cold crashed it. If the krausen drops, it could still be fermenting and if this is a glass jug, it could get ugly.

Also, aluminum foil works good to, if for some reason the fermentation gets going very vigorous, the foil will allow pressure to drop accordingly.
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:50 PM   #8
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I have used cling wrap and rubber band with a pin hole but a ballon/glove seems like a good idea.

Hmmm! my brew is waving to me
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:03 PM   #9
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Funny no one mentioned a condom(non lubed) with a pin hole in it... Maybe that hits too close to home for some???LMAO

 
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:05 PM   #10
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I heard that's how they do it in the Navy...

 
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