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Talcottsk

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I sampled my first batch when I transfered to secondary--a bit alcohly (13%) and yeasty taste too--I tried to not transfer the crud at the bottom of my bucket, but I must have gotten some

Will this go away after some time or should I be extra careful when tranfering from secondary to bottles--it looks like its settling out nicely
 
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before bottling I tasted and its seems ok now--but I just checked bottles, and they are on there saide, and I line of sediment has formed--should I worry? Just dead yeast right?
How can I prevent this next time
 

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I wouldn't worry too much about getting a little yeasty crud in the bottom of your bottles; it isn't too unusual for some suspended gunk to fall out of what might have appeared to be crystal clear cider/wine/mead/what have you.
To minimize this, when racking from your fermenter to your bottles, start with your hose about halfway into the carboy and slowly work your way down- don't just put it all the way down to the bottom within an inch of your lees.
Or you could filter your cider through activated charcoal. I wouldn't suggest this, since it seems to strip out some of the character of your product, but it works fairly well if you really want to.
 

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... you drank live activated yeast? It will start eating your body! :D Nah, it's all good, things will tend to have a yeasty taste to them. Once it settles out the taste should go away.
 

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OdinOneEye said:
it isn't too unusual for some suspended gunk to fall out of what might have appeared to be crystal clear cider/wine/mead/what have you.
Exactly!
Talcottsk, with your 'apple wine' (at 13% ABV we're pushing it to still call it a 'cider' ;) :D ) still needing age to mellow out the alcohol i'd have racked it a few more times and let it throw more sediment rather than bottled it as early as you might normally do with a lower ABV brew.
Pour carefully when you're ready to drink it and leave the sediment behind this time though - it'll still be good when it's aged!
 
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yes, i think it would be best to call it apple wine ;) In hindsight, I should have let it settle longer or racked it more than once to clear off all the sediment--my friend help me bottle, and I think he stirred with the transfer tube a bit--want something done right.....
 
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