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Old 09-14-2012, 07:02 PM   #11
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This is all great news but now I have more questions. How do I know when to stop it and how to get the cider out of the carboy with out sucking up the other stuff?

 
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:38 AM   #12
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Get some tubing and a racking cane, or better yet an auto siphon.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/auto-siphon-1-2.html

Use the cane to suck around the stuff you don't want.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:55 PM   #13
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Just a quick update. The brain has started to break up and sink to the bottom. I am going to rack it today and take a hygrometer reading. It's still bubbling about once a minute, but is still very cloudy.

 
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:52 PM   #14
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Nothing to worry about, this is not an infection. Cider infections most often appear as a film on the surface. What you are seeing is coagulated pectin from the fresh juice. For similar images google 'keeving' for similar examples. Not sure why they would suddenly appear now and not earlier.

If they bug you just rack out to a new fermenter.
It showed up because he added more cider when he re-pitched the new yeast and cider. he would of had to add pectin enzyme to the new cider before adding to not have the pectins solidify

 
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:30 PM   #15
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re-pitched the new year???

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do you mean that since he added some more juice he got clumps of pectin? that just doesn't happen. i always top up my carboys with more juice after racking, never had giant clumps of pectin. not even a pectin haze

 
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:21 AM   #16
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Hahaha sorry the iPad likes to autocorrect. Yeah I've topped up a mead with Pom juice and it hazed up really bad, I assumed that could happen with more cider. I should proof read my posts before I hit send.

 
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:44 PM   #17
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The hydrometer reading was a little below 1.00 so I am guessing its just about finished. It wasn't as cloudy as it looked and tasted good. I am going to let it clear some more then bottle it.

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