Unfiltered apple cider pre-rack needed?

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lapaglia

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Ive got a gallon of unpasteurized unfiltered organic (it was on special) apple cider that has about 1/2" of "stuff" that has fallen out of suspension and is sitting on the bottom. Should I rack the cider off this before I pitch the yeast or just leave it and deal with it when I rack for bottling? Will leaving it there add anything to the flavor or just cause more racking loss?
 

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Personally when I make hard cider with unfilterd cider, I shake up the bottles and dump the whole thing into the carboy. It will all fall out of suspension in the end and there isn't a whole lot of mess to deal with after.
 

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Personally when I make hard cider with unfilterd cider, I shake up the bottles and dump the whole thing into the carboy. It will all fall out of suspension in the end and there isn't a whole lot of mess to deal with after.
+1. I also use the shake and dump method.
 
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