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Old 03-05-2017, 07:00 PM   #21
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Got an ordinary apple juice TC been on the go for almost 3 weeks now. Still some activity. Topped to neck and bubbles rising with the odd bubble through airlock. For the last week or so SG at 1.002 . Doesn't seem to want to go lower despite the activity. It is starting to clear quite a bit in the dj too. Actually tastes good and I like a bit of sweetness. Any harm in bottling and priming now or should I sit it out until it hits 1.000 or below?


I generally bottle my cider just over 1.000 so I'd go for it.



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Thanks. Just remember reading somewhere that it is best to bottle before it clears too much IF you want to carbonate it nicely in bottle.
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Thanks. Just remember reading somewhere that it is best to bottle before it clears too much IF you want to carbonate it nicely in bottle.
Not in my experience. When I've been busy the cider has sat in the FV for 3 or 4 weeks. There always seems to be enough yeast for secondary carbonation.
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Not in my experience. When I've been busy the cider has sat in the FV for 3 or 4 weeks. There always seems to be enough yeast for secondary carbonation.
Thanks. I think it was one of the many youtube strawberry tc vids I picked that up from.
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Not in my experience. When I've been busy the cider has sat in the FV for 3 or 4 weeks. There always seems to be enough yeast for secondary carbonation.
Sod's law? Cooled a bottle of ordinary aj tc that had been siting in warm for 10 days. Popped the lid and VERY little carbonation. This was the one I had left in the dj a week or so longer than my first attempt which had plenty of fizz. It had started to clear more than my first.

Edit - perhaps I should add, it does nevertheless taste very good. Used yeast with sweetener.
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Sod's law? Cooled a bottle of ordinary aj tc that had been siting in warm for 10 days. Popped the lid and VERY little carbonation. This was the one I had left in the dj a week or so longer than my first attempt which had plenty of fizz. It had started to clear more than my first.

Edit - perhaps I should add, it does nevertheless taste very good. Used yeast with sweetener.
10 days could be a bit soon. It may take a little longer.
How much sugar did you prime with? I tend to use 8 grams per litre, which makes it quite fizzy.

I've got a cider sat in the FV which I started on 23 April. I've been trying to get around to bottle it for a week now. Hopefully I'll get to it this week. It'll carb up OK. Although the weather is a bit chilly here. My garage when the homebrew is, is not going above 18C.
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I always have at least one pet bottle from every cider or beer I make, its easy to tell when they have carbed up by the feel, some take only a few days to a week, but others have needed several weeks.
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10 days could be a bit soon. It may take a little longer.
How much sugar did you prime with? I tend to use 8 grams per litre, which makes it quite fizzy.

I've got a cider sat in the FV which I started on 23 April. I've been trying to get around to bottle it for a week now. Hopefully I'll get to it this week. It'll carb up OK. Although the weather is a bit chilly here. My garage when the homebrew is, is not going above 18C.
Mmm. 1/2 tsp sugar to each 500ml bottle. Sure that is what I used before. Perhaps I should add some more. . 8 grammes is surely pushing 2 tsps?
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Mmm. 1/2 tsp sugar to each 500ml bottle. Sure that is what I used before. Perhaps I should add some more. . 8 grammes is surely pushing 2 tsps?
I bulk prime mine, so I couldn't tell you how much per bottle.
That makes it quite fizzy. I've tried adding more. All I would say is don't try it.
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Mmm. 1/2 tsp sugar to each 500ml bottle. Sure that is what I used before. Perhaps I should add some more. . 8 grammes is surely pushing 2 tsps?


I put 1 Tsp in each bottle. I like mine fizzy. Depends on when I stop mine to how fizzed up the get. But most are good .


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