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Old 02-02-2009, 03:06 PM   #21
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I've had this in primary for 3 weeks now. There was a layer of thick bubbles on top that finally dropped out sometime this weekend. Going to lit it sit for a few more weeks.


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Old 02-06-2009, 03:02 PM   #22
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If you added some sugar to the secondary, would that affect anything?


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Old 03-04-2009, 08:22 PM   #23
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It's been over 7 weeks now and this has not cleared at all, looks as muddy as the day I made it. I haven't taken a gravity reading but I do remember it off-gassing through the airlock a while back. What did you guys experience, did it clear?
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:34 PM   #24
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Mine cleared after about a month. I used Danstar Munich (fermented waaaaaay to dry), so I don't know how liquid yeasts would perform.
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Old 04-11-2009, 02:43 PM   #25
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will this sweet cider be carbonated? how to avoid exploding bottles?
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Old 05-19-2009, 02:27 AM   #26
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Speak the truth... what was the verdict on this? Did gramps like his present?

Still looking for the elusive "sweet" (well, at least "not-to-dry") cider recipe...

Interesting addition of the moleasses... I don't know why it suprised me, as brown sugar is just white sugar w/ moleasses added back in.
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Well, the cider was really dry (.99) from the Danstar Munich yeast, and I kinda forgot to add priming sugar...so no, my grandparents didn't appreciate the finer nuances of the cider. Maybe next time.
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I made this as my first cider, hoping for something that finished on the sweeter side. I had an OG of 1.068 and after two weeks in the primary its down to 1.012 (used a dry hefe yeast). Tastes very good but a little drier than I was hoping.

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Old 08-23-2009, 03:01 AM   #29
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just made 2-1 gal batches of this from the whole foods apple juice. took 1st reading and it was 1.063. im leaving for a cpl week on thursday so will prob rack it when i get back. will keep posts on progress.
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I made a similar cider last year, and it was way too dry as well. After going to the LHBS, I learned that adding lactose with the priming sugar will sweeten it up some. I did this as well, and still too dry. Most enjoyed it though. I am still looking for the sweet cider though. I will try again this weekend-should be ready by the holidays.


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