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Old 12-12-2008, 01:40 AM   #1
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I've got 5 gal of cyser that I've been aging for the past 6 months. This is my first time bottling a long aged (for me anyway) brew and I've a question or two.

Do you guys generally like carbed cyser or still? I know most like still mead and so do I, but I really like carbed cider, so I'm torn.

I know can split it and I may do that, probably just bottle a 6 pack and cab the rest naturally.

Which begs the question, my SG was 0.998 when I racked to secondary 6 months ago. Is there enough yeast left to carb anyway? Shold I repitch, what's the best procedure for this?

thanks in advance for any advice, I'd hate to screw this up.
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:01 AM   #2
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To my taste a good cyser (1.100+) is much closer to a mead than a cider, I'd go still. If you started with a lower gravity then sparkling might make for a refreshing beverage.

Or you can do like I did with my Cran-Cyser an carbonate half and bottle half still. That gives you the chance to try it and decide how you like it.

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Old 12-12-2008, 05:20 PM   #3
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This was a kit Cyser 5 gal, 3 gal apple juice, 6# honey, OG 1.070. I started it before I found this site. I think I'll split it, half still and half sparkling.

Any need to repitch yeast after 6 months?

 
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:27 PM   #4
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Ok i give up I have to ask what doe "#" stand for next to honey amounts? is this pounds? liters?
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Old 12-12-2008, 06:18 PM   #5

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Ok i give up I have to ask what doe "#" stand for next to honey amounts? is this pounds? liters?
That's why it's called the "pound sign" and not the "liter sign".

 
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Old 12-13-2008, 05:04 AM   #6
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Yes it is pounds, I mixed honey with water to make the 5 galons.

Quick question,

Should I add more yeast to carb since this has been sitting for 6 months in secondary?

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Old 12-13-2008, 02:05 PM   #7
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FWIW in Europe, the so-called pound sign (#) is called a hash. A pound sign in britain is very different ().

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Old 11-28-2011, 03:55 AM   #8
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Bump this old thread. I know it's old, but I also need an answer, it never got one. Sorry



 
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