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Old 11-14-2012, 02:54 AM   #601
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is possible to bottle the carbonated version of this in wine bottles with a cork
Absolutely NOT! Wine bottles are not designed to hold a carbonated beverage. They WILL blow up.

Champagne bottles, on the other hand would work. But I think you would also need the plastic mushroom champagne corks that are held down with the wire basket.

You will still need to pasteurize this when the amount of carb you want is achieved. Think about what you will be using to do your pasteurizing, and make sure the bottles will fit.


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Old 11-14-2012, 12:13 PM   #602
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Hello again guys. So is possible to bottle the carbonated version of this in wine bottles with a cork or do I have to go beer bottles with caps? Just curious since I have no capping equipment or beer bottles and have plenty of corks and wine bottles and a floor corker. THANKS!!!
Sure you can. Just be sure to have a webcam set up for our enjoyment.


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Old 11-14-2012, 01:48 PM   #603
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I did. Went smoothly. Force carbed and let age for as long as I could...about a week
Thanks for the reply. For kegging, do you need to add sorbate and campden?
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:45 PM   #604
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Thanks for the reply. For kegging, do you need to add sorbate and campden?
I added 5 campden tablets but it's not necessary. Campden won't kill off your yeast though. I just siphoned to leave as much yeast as possible out after cold crashing and kept the keg refrigerated in my keezer. If you let the keg get back up to room temperature, fermentation will restart.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:42 AM   #605
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Just started a 5G batch, I couldn't find the Wegman's juice, so I used a substitute.. 2# of Dextrose and added some pectic enzyme. O.G. was 1.060. If I have to use that juice again is it fine to add maybe a half a pound of dextrose to get the O.G. higher, say around 1.070? Super excited to see how it turns out!! Thanks UM!
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:33 PM   #606
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Bottled last night and had a bit left over to drink right then. If it's this good now, I can't imagine how good it will be if it lasts a few weeks. Only problem is that if I have more than a couple, I'll be buzzing pretty good.

My plastic bottles are in easy sight range. This thread has me paranoid so I'm checking them hourly. hehe
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:42 PM   #607
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hi, I was wondering why you rack into a 5 gallon carboy only to rack again into a bottling bucket? Is this to reduce sediment? Or could you just rack into a bottling bucket if you are going to carbonate the cider?
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:27 PM   #608
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hi, I was wondering why you rack into a 5 gallon carboy only to rack again into a bottling bucket? Is this to reduce sediment? Or could you just rack into a bottling bucket if you are going to carbonate the cider?
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I think racking to secondary is more to allow the campden to work if you want it still. I just went from primary to bottling bucket and it is fine.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:31 AM   #609
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Just got done brewing a batch myself, came out great. Rave reviews from everyone who tried it.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:52 PM   #610
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Very tasty ! First ever cider and turned out great ! I ended up using cinnamon extract in the syrup and 4 frozen concentrate instead of five and came out fine. Thanks for a great recipe and keeping updated with details


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