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Old 02-05-2013, 08:25 AM   #1
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I just finished my first batch of hard cider. If I did something wrong is there any dangers I should be aware of before drinking it?

 
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:30 PM   #2
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Could you elaborate more on your recipe and what you mean? If it's just store bought apple juice, sugar, and yeast, I wouldn't worry.

 
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:31 PM   #3
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if their is nothing colorful and funny looking floating in it I would think its ok, if you don't like the flavor, let it age it will change for the better.

 
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:00 PM   #4
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Could you elaborate more on your recipe and what you mean? If it's just store bought apple juice, sugar, and yeast, I wouldn't worry.
Yeah that's what it is haha. Thanks

 
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:06 AM   #5
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i would say your pretty safe then if it doesn't taste real good let it sit for 3 months and sample one if not let it sit again and sample after 6 months.

it wont make you go blind unless you drink to much and injure your eyes lol

 
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:44 PM   #6
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on my second batch. last time I had it in the primary for 2 weeks, then siphon to secondary, 2 weeks, then pasteurized then in bottles 1 week, then drink. does this method sound good to people?

 
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:00 PM   #7
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Nothing wrong with that. Although I should ask, why pasturize? Are you back sweetening your cider?

 
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:23 PM   #8
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Open up the bottle and pour it into your mouth. Even if you screwed something up and it got infected it probably won't hurt you...just taste aweful

 
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:29 PM   #9
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Open up the bottle and pour it into your mouth. Even if you screwed something up and it got infected it probably won't hurt you...just taste aweful
Lol, a little crude, but technically accurate!

As long as you have about 3% abv in the cider or more, most things that will make you sick have been killed off. Then it just comes down to 'do you like the taste'. :-)

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:43 PM   #10
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Nothing wrong with that. Although I should ask, why pasturize? Are you back sweetening your cider?

oh ya forgot to mention that, just before pasturizing backsweetened with about 100mL AJ concentrate per 650mL cider, roughly.

 
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