Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > Leaving town for 2 weeks. Bottle cider now?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-03-2012, 07:23 PM   #1
ersheff
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Fort Atkinson, WI
Posts: 47
Liked 6 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Leaving town for 2 weeks. Bottle cider now?

Hi, y'all.
I made a cider exactly 2 weeks ago. Heated 1 gallon of fresh cider with no preservatives from the local coop and 1 cup of dark brown sugar to 190F to pasteurize. Let it cool overnight and pitched the yeast (some wine yeast in a red packet that was recommended by the LHBS, forgot the name) the next morning.
Bubbled away and appears to have been fermenting out just fine.
Unfortunately, I'm leaving town for 2 weeks tomorrow.
Should I bottle now (priming if necessary depending on residual sweetness) and throw it in the fridge until I come back? I assume it will pick up a tiny bit of carbonation in the fridge and I can pull all the bottles out back to room temp to carbonate more if desired.
Or, should I leave it in the carboy until I get back and back-sweeten as needed?
It's my first cider, so I don't know what the typical life cycle looks like.
Thanks!
ersheff is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2012, 07:53 PM   #2
BFR
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: auckland, North island
Posts: 20
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

personally.... rack it into a secondary (just to get it off the spent yeast cake) and leave for 2 weeks if ferment is not finished than it gives it time to, otherwise it gives it time to clear and age a little
BFR is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2012, 07:56 PM   #3
UpstateMike
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Brockport, NY
Posts: 937
Liked 143 Times on 92 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

Yup, I agree with BFR. Just make sure there is water in your airlock before you go.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shooter View Post
Oh, and get a hydrometer. Psychic brewing is great and all, but hard numbers get rid of MUCH of the guess work.
"No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for your stomach’s sake and your frequent infirmities." ~ 1 Timothy 5:23
UpstateMike is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
leaving town IPA in secondary when to dry hop? onippino Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 03-08-2012 08:18 PM
I want to brew tomorrow but I'm leaving town after Lodovico All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 3 11-23-2009 03:26 PM
Need advice-leaving town for work JBrady Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 19 09-14-2008 11:20 AM
leaving town with two in primary henrychinaski All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 5 06-12-2008 01:06 AM
Leaving town for awhile... do I brew?! dblvsn All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 14 04-07-2007 09:29 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS