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Old 05-29-2008, 05:11 AM   #1
May 2008
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I batched my first cider about a week ago (the same night that I started a Sam Adams Cherry Wheat clone).

The thing fizzed like mad for about four days - then stopped! I know I've gotta let it sit for a while, but eventually I'm going to want to keg it and but it in the back yard BBQ island as my 2nd beverage on draft.

Do I keg cider the same way I do my home brew beer? Can I force carbonate the cider? How soon can I keg it, does it have to sit, how do I clarify it...

Anyone with experience in this, feel free to jump in and give an opinion.

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Old 05-29-2008, 06:32 AM   #2
Mar 2008
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Let it sit for a long long time. It will clear on its own. I'm doing a cider right now, when I racked to secondary, I decided it was way to dry for my taste. So my thought it before I keg, I will stabilize it, then back sweeten with spiced cider. (Clove, cinnamon, allspice)

I believe you keg as normal and yes you can force carb.
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:37 PM   #3
May 2008
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Thanks for the two-cents... I appreciate it.
My first thought was - batch a cider and an ale. By the time the ale is has been through the process, kegged, and finished... the cider might be ready to go into the keg. I guess we'll have to wait and see.

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Old 05-29-2008, 10:55 PM   #4
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I've got a cider on tap right now that I started last year....probably in October or so...IDK

I just treated it like the blonde I have on tap....30psi for about 2-3 days then 12psi to serve. I actually just pulled a pint before I opened this thread

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