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Old 06-21-2011, 11:20 PM   #1
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So I put together my first Cider recipe at the bequest of my wife who came home saturday night from a friends house saying "I had a really good cider over at Sara's house, do you think you could do that ?" Ive been brewing for about 2 yrs now so I figured I'd give it a try.. Thing is Im not sure what Im seeing or not seeing going on in the carboy. Im use to seeing a nice active fermentation going on. Does this not happen when doing a Hard Cider ? I see the bubbles in te airlock so Im assuming there is action going on down in the carboy. Is there anything that I should be aware of while fermentation takes place ?

 
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:40 PM   #2
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You won't get a krausen with a cider, so don't worry! At the very most, mine will bubble like soft drink up the sides of the fermenter It's completely normal!

 
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:26 AM   #3
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you can get a krausen with cider, just depends on the yeast used. I used Safale 05 and got some massive blow off. Still, not the same as beer though.

 
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Old 06-22-2011, 06:42 PM   #4
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I've done one cider batch now, using us-05 yeast, and got a HUGE krausen that lasted for 3 weeks. I've now repitched onto that yeast cake with more juice straight from the cartons and once again have a massive fluffy foamy head, maybe 6 inches high, on top.

I had bubbles in the airlock for a good 2 weeks at least, then just an occasional bubble after that for the other week or two that it remained in there.

First week or so on the first batch I had bubbles like soda rising up the inside of the carboy as well, but this second batch I haven't noticed that at all.

 
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:39 PM   #5
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I used 2 packs Champagne Yeast, Had a OG of 1.080. Bubbling away

 
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:45 AM   #6
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probably would have been fine with 1 pack if you're only doing 5gal. But it's cheap so who cares?!?

 
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