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BrewMeHappy

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I'm sure I'm no record breaker for primary fermentation, but I have a demijohn of turbo cider still bubbling away after 6 weeks in my usual place which is sat constantly about 20 Deg all year round. The airlock is still doing less than every 60 seconds and I can see the bubbles rising.

Usually it is done in 2 weeks or less. The only thing I did different this time was to use some bread yeast as I only had a tiny bit of cider yeast and couldn't be bothered do go back upstairs to get some more.

At this rate, it's going to be probably 7 plus weeks before it's done. On the plus side, it is crystal clear athumb..
 

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still bubbling away after 6 weeks in my usual place
Usually it is done in 2 weeks
I only had a tiny bit of cider yeast and couldn't be bothered do go back upstairs to get some more.
A perfect example of why not to use bread yeast in home brew ;)
 

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Hehe. I don't understand though, bread only takes 4 hours to make.
 

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I did a bread yeast mead last year out of idle curiosity.
Would i do it again.______no is the simple answer
 

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Well, it was still going yesterday when I had a quick look but I'll have a look again later and see how often the airlock goes. I'm half tempted to pop some more cider yeast in to get it over and done with!
 

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It goes alright but that's not the problem its the fact that a simple sneeze will ofshoot the clearing for weeks.
 
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