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Old 08-17-2014, 10:42 PM   #21
Aug 2012
Carson City, Nv
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I am at a loss as to why you guys are not cold crashing your cider. There are many fining agents that will hurry along the process of clearing along with a cold crash. Why should you have to worry if you will get clear cider or not?
Bloom some gelatin, add it to your primary/cider fermenter, place it in a fridge for a few days and the trub will be "stuck" to the bottom while you rack your cider into the next vessel. This is the method I have used with great success.

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Old 08-17-2014, 11:49 PM   #22
Jul 2014
, Michigan
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You're assuming that everyone has either A: enough room in their fridge to fit their fermenter or B: an extra fridge specifically just for cold crashing. I have neither. I also don't have room for an extra fridge even if I was willing to spend the money on one. So cold crashing is not an option for me and will never be an option as long as I live where I do right now.

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Old 08-18-2014, 02:00 PM   #23
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Ditto. No room in my fridge for big bottles.

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