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Old 11-29-2008, 08:18 PM   #1
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So last night I made 5 gallons of (what I hope turns out to be) hard cider. I used champagne yeast and its been 18 hours since it was put into the fermenter. Being my first batch, how long should it take before it stars to ferment? thanks


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Old 11-29-2008, 08:19 PM   #2
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The answer is here...http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/ferm...s-start-43635/


It can take off anytime or it can take awhile to get going....but the yeast know what to do.



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Thanks Rev. I hope it satrts somewhat soon though. I guess being patient will pay off huh?
I also put a heating blanket underneath the plastic fermenter bucket to keep up the temp. Its in the cellar which is about 55 or so degrees.

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Yea 55F is a little low, which will slow it down.
Pasteur Champagne Ferments best between 59 and 86 F (15 - 30 C).
Just make sure the blank does not get it too hot.
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