Clearing cider

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Hi I am new so could I ask a few silly questions. 🙈
Could I clear my cider with a Muslim cloth to remove the sediment? Or could I simply pour it into a water filter jug.
 

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What type of cider is it? Pressed,from juice or a kit?
Depending on which part of the process you're at will depend on what you need to do next...
 

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What type of cider is it? Pressed,from juice or a kit?
Depending on which part of the process you're at will depend on what you need to do next...
hi it’s from pure Apple concentrate. I added the juice and yeast to a demijohn and shaken it all up. Airlock on the top.
 

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Right ok. You need to leave it ferment out fully...I'd leave it for around two weeks. When the final gravity is constant over a couple of days you can think about bottling.
As for the sediment in the demi John you can either prime your bottles individually and Syphon, carefully,straight from the demi John or put all the priming sugar( easier if boiled in a water solution) into another bucket and Syphon the lot into it,then go from there. Whatever touches your cider after fermentation has finished must be sanitised..
 

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Hi just another thought could I put the yeast in a straining bag to contain it. Would that reduce the sediment.
 

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Bentonite. It'll be crystal clear overnight.
thank you both, if I put the yeast in a bag would that not solve the problem or If I moved it to a another container with a Muslim covering Just simply mean all sediment is contained.
 

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You mean a muslin cloth, not Muslim.

Honestly, if you bottle it everything will settle out of it in time. In homebrewing PATIENCE is the hardest job but also the most effective.

You need a very fine filter to capture yeast. Filtering to that level has to be done in stages to capture finer and finer particles until you get down to yeast size. Going immediately to a yeast level filter would almost immediately clog.
 

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When its finished fermenting put the demi john in the fridge or a bucket of cold water for a couple of days this will help it clear or cold crash .
 

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Hi Pinksummer,

Firstly, make sure your cider has finished fermenting. Airlock will have stopped bubbling. Gravity will be around 1000.

Secondly, in my experience it takes around 1 to 2 weeks for your cider to carbonate at a batch priming level of 10g of sugar dissolved in a small amount of boiling water / litre of final product. During this period it will naturally settle/clear.

Thirdly, if you use a clear bottle for one of your drinks, then you easily see how clear it is becoming. I‘ve attached a photo of a pint that has been bottled for a week. Ive turned it upside down to show the settled sediment. I’ve then shook it up so you can see what it looked like at the bottling phase.

Fourthly, if you’ve used cloudy juice at the start, then it may not fully clear.

Fifthly, patience is your friend.

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Hope this helps
 

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Hi I am new so could I ask a few silly questions. 🙈
Could I clear my cider with a Muslim cloth to remove the sediment? Or could I simply pour it into a water filter jug.
Muslim?
 

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thank you both, if I put the yeast in a bag would that not solve the problem or If I moved it to a another container with a Muslim covering Just simply mean all sediment is contained.
The dried yeast you put in at the start become hydrated and start to multiply (the dried yeast is yeast + some caking agents). They are tiny, microscopic organisms so would easily get out of the muslin bag. When they run out of 'food' (the sugar in the juice), they die or become dormant and drop to the bottom of the demi-john.

So no, putting the yeast in a bag from the start would only served to slow the start of fermentation a little but be otherwise useless!
 

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thank you both, if I put the yeast in a bag would that not solve the problem or If I moved it to a another container with a Muslim covering Just simply mean all sediment is contained.
No matter how religious your cloth is it would only remove the larger particles (god removes in a mysterious way). Time, racking and finning agents (optional if given enough time) are the way to go.
 
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