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Jeff20578

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I’ve just racked 5 gallons of cider and Nottingham yeast in a carboy. Plan is to let it sit in there for 3-4 months.
- is there any benefit with letting it sit this long or longer?
- am I able to add any flavor, fruit, etc during this process or when kegging?

The previous ciders I’ve done I only let sit for about 3-4 weeks, so I’m a bit curious as to how this will turn out.
 

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This is my fourth year making cider. Every year has seen some improvements. All have aged for 4 months in a carboy, I would age longer if I wasn't bottle carbing. Cheers.
 
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No real benefit if it has finished fermenting and has cleared to your satisfaction. And yes, you certainly can add any type of flavoring agent you wish during the wait. If what you add is fermentable, it'll add a little more time to ferment then clear up again, but that is apparently not a problem this time around. Just make sure you do your best to avoid oxidation during the 'lagering' period.
 
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