Aging Question - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > Aging Question

Thread Tools
Old 10-20-2010, 10:37 PM   #1
Oct 2009
New Jesey
Posts: 40

Quick question. When making cider, when the fermentation is slowing down usually after about a 2-3 weeks i rack into secondary. When it is in the secondary more sediment/yeast drops out of solution. Is it ok for the cider to sit on sediment for aging (4-12 months) or should the cider be re-racked? Thanks

Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2010, 02:14 AM   #2
Sep 2008
Finger Lakes
Posts: 752
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts

I've left cider for two years after racking ot off the first time without problems. There was very little lees on the bottom of the carboy. If you rack early you might want to do it again. I'd cold crash it and then rack it...there shouldn't be much left
"Your HYDROMETER is the only BEST indicator of fermentation activity. Nothing else is accurate or consistent"...Revvy

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cold aging question RukusDM Cider Forum 0 10-20-2010 07:53 PM
Airlock and Aging Question lthursdayl Cider Forum 1 09-07-2010 09:41 AM
Aging question Peregris Cider Forum 2 07-31-2009 06:37 PM
Secondary fermentation vs bulk aging vs bottle aging jaginger Cider Forum 8 07-09-2009 11:08 PM
Question about aging in glass growlers garbagegeezer Cider Forum 9 04-09-2009 11:48 PM

Forum Jump