Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > What is a normal amount of lees for this batch?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-14-2011, 02:28 AM   #1
NooBrew34
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Bellingham, Washington
Posts: 2
Default What is a normal amount of lees for this batch?

I have a gallon of hard cider, that I used re hydrated Windsor ale yeast in with the yeast nutrient and 1/4 cup of brown sugar. This batch has been in Primary for 7 days, and I was thinking to rack it into secondary tomorrow. It has been having some little bubbles at the top, and the airlock throws a bubble every ten seconds or so and has been doing so pretty consistently over the past 5 days. I was curious about the amount of lees in the bottom, there is maybe half of a millimeter. After being in primary for a week, with that much extra sugar, shouldn't I be expecting more? Perhaps I didn't put enough yeast in to begin with, or my non rinse iodine solution was too strong when I re hydrated it? This is my first batch and I'm hoping it will turn out awesome enough for christmas.

Thanks!


NooBrew34 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 12:04 PM   #2
Dicky
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Nottingham
Posts: 229
Default

Does sounds like a small amount but, every one is different.

Check your SG before you rack to secondary. Sould be 1.000 or less, unless you're trying to keep it sweeter.

Dicky.
Dicky is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is there enough yeast in lees to start another carboy AndrewTodd Cider Forum 1 11-08-2011 12:26 AM
Stopping production of lees lowdown Cider Forum 8 06-13-2011 11:48 AM
Is this normal with S-04 naeco Cider Forum 2 09-03-2010 12:38 PM
Using a small amount from another batch as a starter? BrewinJack Cider Forum 2 12-07-2008 08:38 PM
Is this normal Elfmaze Cider Forum 4 11-15-2008 09:30 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS