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Old 08-07-2012, 12:36 PM   #21
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I see you are from Aurora, JtotheA. Party on Wayne. Party on Garth.



Well I think I just may try and catch my cider before it hits the 1.02 mark when I finally make it, throw it in a fridge for a couple days, then get the ball rolling on bottling it. Thanks for the responses all.


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Old 08-07-2012, 12:58 PM   #22
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Haha...love it! Party on Zippox


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Old 08-07-2012, 07:29 PM   #23
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So how long can you keep it in the fridge (cold crashed)? I cold crashed mine last night to get ready for bottling after I back sweeten with some juice concentrate, my bottles are supposed to get here today but have not shown up yet. Is it okay to leave it chilled for a few days?
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Correct me if I am wrong but it will only do good. I'm sure it will become clearer, more solids will drop out, including yeast, etc. from what I have read many people cold crash for a couple days which is what I was planning on doing. And I'm not sure if it is already mentioned in this thread but there will still be a good amount of yeast in the solution to carbonate your bottles just fine.
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Well I just received my bottles and some other goods from northern brewer. Unfortunately I don't have time to bottle today. Will do tomorrow though for sure.
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Correct me if I am wrong but it will only do good. I'm sure it will become clearer, more solids will drop out, including yeast, etc. from what I have read many people cold crash for a couple days which is what I was planning on doing. And I'm not sure if it is already mentioned in this thread but there will still be a good amount of yeast in the solution to carbonate your bottles just fine.
Thanks for the cold crash info btw.
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So how long can you keep it in the fridge (cold crashed)? I cold crashed mine last night to get ready for bottling after I back sweeten with some juice concentrate, my bottles are supposed to get here today but have not shown up yet. Is it okay to leave it chilled for a few days?
How much concentrate did you use? Did you ferment to completely dry? Also are you going for still or will you carbonate? thanks
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:01 PM   #29
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I used two cans of old orchard 100% juice. One apple cherry and the other apple raspberry (don't ask me why) ha ha, to 4 gallons of 100% Hansens juice. I'm not sure how much I will need when I back sweeten for taste, but as soon as I do my back sweetening (most likely tomorrow) I will post what I went with for my liking. I do plan on having my bottles sparkling. I will place a plastic bottle with the same cider with my glass bottles and use it as a guide towards how the carb process is going. Once the bottle is nice and hard I will place all 24-12oz bottles in the fridge.
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I also have some 22oz. Bottles that I will be using . 128 ounces = 1 gallon so I'm going to need 512 ounces of glass, those 24-12oz ain't gonna cut it.


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