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Old 11-05-2010, 06:06 PM   #1
Oct 2010
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This is my first attempt at brewing cider. I'm on week 5 but am planning on continuing in the primary for at least another 4 weeks. Can I take a sample from the carboy using a sanitized wine theif then replace the seal?

Any advice is greatly appreciated!

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Old 11-05-2010, 06:07 PM   #2
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:04 PM   #3
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yes you can.

That seems like a pretty long ferment for a cider though. Every time I have done a cider I follow the same basic ferment cycle as my beers. 1 week primary and 1 week secondary then keg it
In Primary:

In Secondary:

On Tap:
Shiner Mock (Shiner Bock Clone)
Highlanders Glory (Strong Scottish Ale)
Krawler Kolsch
Peachy Keen (Peach Ale)
Venemous Vanilla Porter
Zen Kolsch (Green Tea Honey Kolsch)
Slam Dunkel (Dunkelweizen)
Milky Stout (Sweet/Milk Stout)

Barley Bliss (18.5% ABV Barley Wine)
Victory Vanilla Porter
Spiced Holiday Porter

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Old 11-08-2010, 03:21 PM   #4
Oct 2010
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Thanks for the help!

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