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Old 07-31-2012, 05:43 PM   #11
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Oh yeah! It's bubbling away now!
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:10 PM   #12
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After. Big color change. It's bubbling my airlock every 2 seconds or so, not going crazy yet but I'm sure it will.


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Old 07-31-2012, 06:12 PM   #13
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:16 PM   #14
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Not much different today, nice clean cruasen head though.
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:49 AM   #15
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I've decided not to add fruit to this. I plan on transferring to a secondary and cold crashing as soon as it stops it activity. I'm then going to back sweeten with juice concentrate and then bottle. I want this to be a little on the sweeter side and sparkling.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:52 AM   #16
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Question from a noob that wants to try his first cider?

What does back sweeten mean?

I want to make a bubbly cider that is sweet, similar to strongbow. But sweetening too much after primary fermentation would result in bottle bombs when you packaged it in bottles would it not?
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During the boil, you can stir with your dong - won't hurt the beer.
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:10 AM   #17
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I'm by means no expert but what you describe in a cider is exactly what I'm going for. Back sweeting is adding to your secondary or bottling bucket, a little sweetness to add to your taste preference. It also allows your bottles to carb up. I put a plastic bottle in with my glass bottles filled with the cider to gauge how the carb build up is doing. Once the plastic bottle is hard I will then place all my bottles in the fridge to stop or slow the process. I like you, like my ciders hard, sweet and sparkly.
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:12 AM   #18
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Oh and I use apple juice concentrate to back sweeten, how much depends on you and your taste.
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:15 AM   #19
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Anyone chime in if I'm mistaken, this is only my second cider.
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Let me know how it goes because I may be doing this in the near future.


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