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Old 01-06-2017, 06:11 AM   #21
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Tried one of mine tonight and damn... it's flat as a witches tit as well.

I have a theory though.. this had happened a couple of times lately where I have left the brew in the primary after it's finished fermenting for longer than I usually do.

I'm only talking about an extra 10 days or so, but it's the difference between it being cloudy, and clear, when bottling.

My theory is that it's yeasties trapped in the cloudy one that kick off a nice 2nd ferment to make a fizzy brew.

Looking back at my previous attempts, this stacks up.

Just to prove it I'm gonna stick on exactly the same recipe but bottle as soon as it hits SG 1.000

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+1 on this. I have only made 3 TCs . The first was fine, the next two were both left longer and was reasonably clear in dj when bottled. Both seem to have suffered the same 'mammarial' experience that you describe!

I know I mentioned it elsewhere but some of the youtube vids clearly refer to this being an issue. My second batch only went to 1.002 so at that late stage maybe a few grains of yeast with the priming may help?
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Hmm... I'll probably avoid adding yeast (even a little) at priming stage, my fear (haha) is that it might do the trick with the fizzy, but leave a yeasty aftertaste/residue. That be total bobbins but if a theory is worth making up, then I'm sticking to it 😂

Will try and get another one on before the weekend to test it out !

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Looking back at the cherry one I did before this one, and same symptoms. The one before cherry was rhubarb and that was slightly over fizzed, but bottled 8 days after the start.






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Hmm... I'll probably avoid adding yeast (even a little) at priming stage, my fear (haha) is that it might do the trick with the fizzy, but leave a yeasty aftertaste/residue. That be total bobbins but if a theory is worth making up, then I'm sticking to it

Will try and get another one on before the weekend to test it out !

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Looking back at the cherry one I did before this one, and same symptoms. The one before cherry was rhubarb and that was slightly over fizzed, but bottled 8 days after the start.






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Must give that Rhubarb and Ginger 5 star baby a go at some point. Morrisons keep letting me down.


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The only other consistent difference between the batches was that I used your recommended Cider yeast with sugar from the ebay supplier
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Hmm... I've used the same yeast for the last 6 doz batches (cider yeast with sweetener).. hope it's not dodgy yeast !

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I think after 6 DOZEN batches you may have spotted that by now . Anyhow, it ferments ok. Just wondered if it bombed completely out and left nothing to carbonate although I have the slightest hint of fizz. May leave the last lot another couple of weeks in the warm.
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For the last batch I made I went back to the tried and tested 1 teaspoon of sugar straight into each bottle and it's carbed up a beaut !

Bit of a ball ache but with a funnel and good rhythm not too bad.


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Can't find the Strawberry one anywhere. Has anyone tried it with the Raspberry?
Yup, it came out at 7.5% and cabbages anyone that even takes a sniff.

Despite being heterosexual, I tried to get off with my 6 foot 4, 20 stone mate and had to be pulled off him by the belt in my jeans.

Make sure you back sweeten it with Splenda before you bottle it, otherwise it's too sour.
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+1 on this. I have only made 3 TCs . The first was fine, the next two were both left longer and was reasonably clear in dj when bottled. Both seem to have suffered the same 'mammarial' experience that you describe!

I know I mentioned it elsewhere but some of the youtube vids clearly refer to this being an issue. My second batch only went to 1.002 so at that late stage maybe a few grains of yeast with the priming may help?
Do you have any links to the particular vids? I had a look, but couldn't find any talking about this problem.

My solution has been to leave it just two weeks, fermenting had only just stopped at 998, but it was still cloudy. Batch primed with 200g sugar (dissolved in a pan of hot apple juice) in 25l and bottled. There is a lot of settlement in the bottle, but it tastes great and has fizz.
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Do you have any links to the particular vids? I had a look, but couldn't find any talking about this problem.

My solution has been to leave it just two weeks, fermenting had only just stopped at 998, but it was still cloudy. Batch primed with 200g sugar (dissolved in a pan of hot apple juice) in 25l and bottled. There is a lot of settlement in the bottle, but it tastes great and has fizz.
My question here is that my two TC's on the go are just about finished in the fermenter. I am away on hols for two weeks and was wondering if it would be Ok to leave in the fermenter until i return, and would i still be able to batch prime then.
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