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Forgotten Cider in Carboy, can I bottle?

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Yotebeth

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In...oh god...March, I started a batch of cider.
Really simple, just apple juice and yeast.

Then life happened, a covid scare, and, things got moved around, the carboy got hidden....

And I just found it today.

It's been in the Carboy the whole time, and the airlock is still in, and sealed.

Can I use this? Do I need to repitch yeast? Or can I bottle it up with priming sugar and go to town in a few weeks?

Thanks folks!
 

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Should be fine... Nice and clear now. Bottle away. I often leave my apfelwein for a couple months.

I don't think you'll need to add extra yeast, but it may be a little slower to carb than batches you package earlier... Should still work, though. Let the wee yeasties do their thing and leave 'em alone for a bit. They'll git'r'done ;)...
 

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Absolutely prime and bottle it. Worse case scenario, the yeast is no longer active and you'll have a sweet, flat cider.
 

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Agreed and agreed! Try a sip (sanitarily) when you begin bottling just to be sure, but I am betting it'll be fine. In fact it might, with the extra time spent, be great!
 
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