- Nov 9, 2012
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I am very new to brewing/fermenting and i just did up a batch of (hopefully) hard cider using 1 gallon of 100% apple juice from the store, fresh made mango puree, and 1 pound of dark brown sugar slowly bringing the whole mixture to a rolling boil until everything was smoothly blended. Then, just like i was told i poured the cooled mixture back into the original gallon juice bottle leaving a good 2'' of clearance. However, unlike my first batch i bought a packet of Cooper brewers yeast and i re-hydrated it before adding it to the cooled mixture. i am also using a home made airlock this time too. Almost immediately i had a good head forming on the top i was quite pleased with how the yeast was working until i saw it was forcing white foam thru my airlock. My concern is did i just ruin my cider batch by not leaving enough head space?