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Old 06-09-2012, 07:39 PM   #1
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I'm m making my first batch of cider. I'm getting ready to bottle and am not sure how much priming sugar to add. I want a good carbonation without an explosion. Any help would be appreciated

 
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:40 PM   #2
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You don't need any sugar for cider. There is already enough.

 
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:52 PM   #3
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Really? I always added 3/4 cup sugar to 5 gal. dry cider before bottling.
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:46 PM   #4
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If your cider is dry you will need to add priming sugar. If you cold crash and then bottle with some residual sweetness you do not. However you will most likely need to stovetop pasteurize unless there is just enough residual sugar to carbonate.

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Old 06-10-2012, 12:20 PM   #5
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use exactly the same amount as for beer. 2.5 volumes CO2 is a pretty good mid level carbonation to shoot for. i wouldn't go much higher than that in regular beer bottles. use any online priming calculator such as this one:
http://www.tastybrew.com/calculators/priming.html

 
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