Light Carbonation in Primary

Homebrew Talk - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Forum

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

ryscott

Active Member
Joined
Jul 1, 2008
Messages
30
Reaction score
0
I have an apple cider similar to EdWort's recipe that finished fermenting about a week ago and is still in the primary fermenter. I siphoned some off into a glass last night and noticed that it is lightly carbonated. I was planning to leave it still, but this very light carbonation is really nice. I was wondering if I would be able to rack that into wine bottles and cork them. Will that small bit of carbonation remain after racking? Also, can the wine bottles handle that very small amount of pressure?
 

Yooper

Ale's What Cures You!
Staff member
Admin
Mod
Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Jun 4, 2006
Messages
74,923
Reaction score
12,807
Location
UP/Snowbird in Florida
Not to mention that carbonation will blow out your corks, probably. If you want to carbonate- you can. You could add some priming sugar at bottling, and bottle in beer bottles (which hold up to carbonation) or soda bottles.
 

jameswardpeterson

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 7, 2008
Messages
171
Reaction score
1
Location
Falls Church VA
that happened to my first cider too, it was a really nice little fizz. you could just prime your bottles with less sugar if you like the light carbonation.
 
Top