When to rack cider

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hooligansteve

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I started a 5 gal batch of cider a week ago split into two containers (Mr. Beer brew kegs proving their worth). I plan on racking both batches to a 5-gal carboy. My question is when should I do that?
 

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If you have a hyrdometer, a good time to go to secondary is when your brew hits between 1.01 and 1.02. Then I take yooper's advice and rack again everytime there is 1/4" or more lees. This really helps with the clearing and aging, but the more racking you do, the more racking losses you will have, so expect that.
 
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