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Old 06-12-2013, 01:45 PM   #1
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Default Clearing pressed cider with high alcohol content?

Afternoon all,

I had a few buckets of mixed apples towards the end of September, I made a press and made cider from them. The cider was started on the 10th of September. I spent quite a bit of time bumping up the alcohol content of this batch by adding extra sugar over a few weeks. I pushed the yeast quite far. fun times

Its around 18-20%.

It's been in a DJ ever since

Initially the cider was very cloudy as you would expect, its thrown its sediment since then, but has not cleared. I was wondering from those who have done similar in the past, how long would you expect the cider to take to clear?

Should I consider using something to aid clearing, and if so what?

Thanks in advance,
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:51 PM   #2
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Could easily be pectin, try 2 tsp pectolase per demijohn.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:56 AM   #3
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18-20% ? That's not Cider anymore.
Leaving it somewhere cold helps it clear quite well.
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