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Old 10-22-2012, 02:16 AM   #1
slystarnes
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Would you add to 3 gallons of cider? Do you do it right before bottling, or in a fermenter?

 
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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Are you talking about campden tablets/kmeta? If so you can add them at the beginning to kill the wild yeast and get a more predictable result, you can add them at the end to help stabalize them for long term storage if you want to age them. Some say there is a taste that it imparts and in the sticky at the top he experiments with adding differing amounts at different times.

If you are talking about sorbate (which I have never personally tried) you use this at the end to halt the fermentation.

 
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:06 PM   #3
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Wine conditioner is a non-fermentable sweetener to help bring your cider off dry before bottling. Usually, you'll remove a sample from your finished cider and add till you get the taste you want. From there, multiply out the amount added to the sample to the rest of the batch.

 
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:52 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by FlyinDan1017 View Post
Usually, you'll remove a sample from your finished cider and add till you get the taste you want. From there, multiply out the amount added to the sample to the rest of the batch.
Thanks. I will give that a shot. I was hoping there was some magic formula!

 
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