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Old 05-25-2011, 01:52 AM   #1
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I started a batch of cider last October from home pressed apples. I put about 2 ounces of Medium toast American Oak chips in it April 16th and removed them today.

Should I age the cider a while longer in the carboy, or go ahead and bottle it and let it age in the bottle?
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:02 AM   #2
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Is it clear? I think you should be right!

 
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Old 05-26-2011, 03:07 PM   #3
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Do you think it is better to age in the bottle or the carboy.

The cider is clear.
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:35 PM   #4
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I would age it in the carboy, unless you want to free up your carboy. If you started your cider in Oct - you are fine to bottle. I would add 1 camden tablet per gallon at bottling.

Did you taste it? That is a long time to leave in the oak.
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:06 PM   #5
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I would also age it in the carboy, but it is up to you. I would sulfite it and leave it for another 2 months in bulk aging for a better and more consistant taste between bottles.

 
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:30 PM   #6
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Thanks
I did taste it and it has mellowed out a lot from before I put the oak in. I tasted it at 2 weeks and again this week. The carboy is not a problem.
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