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Old 02-22-2010, 03:32 PM   #1
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i made some cider this weekend everything was great till i pitched the yeast there were going strong for 16 hours and now slowed down a lot. My blow tube is still releasing air like crazy but no signs of yeast going crazy in the carboy?? is this normal for champagne yeast?? i used 4 gallons of cider, 1lbs of honey, 3 pounds of amber DME boiled for 45 mins or so. thanks for the help HBT
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:29 PM   #2
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There typically is no krausen with champaign yeasts. The only way you can know that it is active sometimes is hydrometer readings.
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:40 PM   #3
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Thanks and will do when i get home tonight. i figured it was OK, but just making sure, it is the basement at 65 or so. thanks again i hope that it will turn ok, it looks really good.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:05 PM   #4
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My husband and I just started a aplewien using Premier Cuvee cause it is what I had. It is his first wine, and it is totally boggling his mind that there is no foam (krusan?). I'm always amazed at how much foam his beer makes, forcing him to use a blow off.

No, it is not the yeast, but the apple juice that doesn't really show anything is happening.

 
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:36 PM   #5
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thanks for the info, i think it is going to be OK, i will just relax and have some home brew and wait a couple of weeks and then bottle. 1 cup of priming sugar is cool for the 5 gallons??
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:38 PM   #6
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The yeast have been going crazy now for 4 days strong.I will let it sit for another 2 to 3 weeks and then to the bottle and then down in to my bellllyyyy.
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Old 03-05-2010, 06:00 PM   #7
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how much priming sugar should i use for 5 gallons of the cider i made?? I was thing about 1 cup for 5 gallons?? Thanks for the help.
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Old 03-05-2010, 06:33 PM   #8
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how much priming sugar should i use for 5 gallons of the cider i made?? I was thing about 1 cup for 5 gallons?? Thanks for the help.
Same amount as beer, 3/4c per 5 gallons
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:03 PM   #9
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Thanks

That was what i was thinking but do not want bottle bombs going off at 2am.
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:02 PM   #10
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well the cider was a hit, the girl and her sister put a hurting on it why i was out of town for a week, i guess i need to make more! i had 4 12 packs now 1 12er.
i will be making more of this!!!! thanks for all of the help!!
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