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Old 12-06-2012, 11:55 AM   #1
Feb 2012
Nashville, Tennessee
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I am planning letting a cider ferment for about 3-6 months. What temp should I go at?

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Old 12-06-2012, 01:14 PM   #2
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Even 3 months is a long time to ferment for common cider, so you're gonna want to keep it steadily cold, like 45-50 and pick a yeast strain that can tolerate those temps and isn't too aggressive.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:53 PM   #3
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Stay at the lower end of the recommended temp range for the yeast you use & you'll be fine. I use Nottingham & keep it at a steady 62*F, turns out great!
Regards, GF.

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Old 12-12-2012, 02:56 AM   #4
Nov 2012
Hillsboro, Oregon
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Lavlin EC 1118 will ferment all the way down to 40 degrees. It will give you very dry finish though. Right now I have some sitting in the primary at 58 to 60 & it is still going strong.

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