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Old 05-12-2008, 08:42 PM   #1
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Can I leave my cider in the Primary for up to like 4 months with no need to rack it?

 
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Old 05-15-2008, 10:31 PM   #2
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*bump*

I am wondering the same thing. I am moving across two states over the summer and have a wine going - should I try to transport or leave for 3-4months?

 
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Old 05-15-2008, 10:58 PM   #4
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Well, mine started around 1.090 and its down to 1.040 - on lees with plenty of time to go still. I'm only making one gallon in the cider jug so should I just throw on a cap and make sure it doesn't get too pressurized?

 
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Old 05-16-2008, 02:04 AM   #5
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No, at 1.040, it's not done. It needs an airlock for co2 to escape. Can someone refill the airlock if it evaporates? You just need an airlock, and it'll be ok.
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Old 05-17-2008, 10:54 PM   #6
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Well, I wont be able to help figure this out. The cider has made the trip with me and seems to be fine (maybe a little more than fine if a bit of the vodka from my airlock made its way in).

 
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