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Old 03-23-2012, 04:49 AM   #11
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It hasn't fully completed fermenting. I'd say it's probably a few days to a week shy of dying out, assuming it follows the same time line as the previous time I made it. With 20 gallons of this stuff made, and a week to drink it in, I'm not going for high class, just decent alcohol content. They'll be drinking so much after a few I'm not sure they'll care what it tastes like.

 
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:43 PM   #12
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I have a new plan in making cider. Make a lot! Or should I say often. This way there is always some in the secondary, 1 month, 2 months etc. That way I won't be in such a rush to bottle something that might not be ready.

 
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:19 PM   #13
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MarkKF - It's called a pipeline - and is probably the best way to keep you and lucky consumers happy throughout the year. Ask me how I know.


 
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:19 PM   #14
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I wouldn't bottle it. If you really want to drink it you should bring it in a vessel that let's the co2 escape and then feed it with more juice/ juice concentrate in order to sweeten it up. As long as you don't drink most of it before feeding it it will keep fermenting an may be ok to drink (with some residual sweetness) the next day. Although now that I think about it I bet that actively fermenting juice will attract Mosquitos at least, but I wonder about other insects and larger animals. Does fermenting cider attract bears/ raccoons? Last thing you want is a bunch of drunk bears rummaging around your campsite looking for a snack.

 
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:22 PM   #15
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you could use plastic soda bottles with screw caps. Each day, give it a gentle squeeze. If it gets rock hard, let out some pressure.

 
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:50 AM   #16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by WIMARIPA
Last thing you want is a bunch of drunk bears rummaging around your campsite looking for a snack.
Taken out of context this is my favorite quote of the day. If I wasn't drunk it wouldn't be so funny

 
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