will it really go clear?

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blandeena

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I started my cider batch Feb 8th, and transferred over to secondary fermentation a week later. It's been just over a month total now, and I guess I'm just waiting for it to go clear before I bottle it. I was just wondering if it will for sure ever go clear. My cider didn't start off clear when I bought it, so should I expect it to somehow go clear after sitting?
 

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Recipe?

You transfered to secondary after one week. What was your SG and what yeast did you use.

It will clear with enough sitting. Mine have been a month or more with wine yeast till they clear.
 

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My single batch of Apfelwein took 2 months to start clearing up. After some time in the bottle its now crystal clear.
 

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My single batch of Apfelwein took 2 months to start clearing up. After some time in the bottle its now crystal clear.
Wow, I am amazed your took that long. I fermented at 64 and it took 5 weeks to be crystal clear. I have had other batches go all clear at 3 weeks.
 
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I started with 5 gallons of unfiltered(cloudy), unpreserved, pasteurized central market brand apple juice. I added 3 tsp of yeast nutrient and a vial of WLP720 sweet mead yeast. It started off at 1.050, and after a week was down to 0.99. I transferred to 5 separate 1 gallon glass jugs with half a container of different flavored juice concentrates in each container except for one for a control. The 4 jugs with concentrates went back up to about 1.01. They bubbled slowly for another week, and have been sitting ever since. I am in Texas, and the past 2 weeks we've had several days where its been close to 90 degrees outside. 2 of the jugs had a tiny bit of airlock action on one of the warmer days. It may not be quite ready to go clear, but I just want to make sure I should even expect it to. I haven't checked the gravity since I transferred to secondaries, but would imagine they should be 99.9% done fermenting.
 

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Wow, I am amazed your took that long. I fermented at 64 and it took 5 weeks to be crystal clear. I have had other batches go all clear at 3 weeks.
Yeah same here. I did add some concentrate that wasn't listed in the original recipe but I doubt that would make a difference clarity-wise. I just checked my notes and I left it in the carboy for a total of 73 days. Not sure why it happened but I did that whole RDWHAHB thing and let it be. Looks and tastes great now though. :ban:
 
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