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General Category => Kegging and Bottling => Topic started by: klickitat jim on November 14, 2013, 01:53:18 AM

Title: Quick help
Post by: klickitat jim on November 14, 2013, 01:53:18 AM
How much sugar to prime 2 gallons of cider? 2 oz in one cup water?
Title: Re: Quick help
Post by: Upstate Dan on November 14, 2013, 02:07:00 AM
A couple of online calculators suggest that would get you 2.7 volumes.
Title: Re: Quick help
Post by: klickitat jim on November 14, 2013, 02:11:31 AM
Sweet works for me. Thanks
Title: Re: Quick help
Post by: dmtaylor on November 14, 2013, 02:12:20 AM
I would use less.  1.5 oz should be plenty.
Title: Re: Quick help
Post by: klickitat jim on November 14, 2013, 04:10:42 AM
Too late. First cider try. 2 gal juice, half packet us05. Finished (dropped clear) at 1.008. Its just for fun. I used just shy of 2oz and bottled in fliptop pounders. Hoping for a little fizz by thanksgiving but not holding my breath
Title: Re: Quick help
Post by: dmtaylor on November 14, 2013, 12:27:01 PM
If you want carbonation by Thanksgiving, good luck... Keep the cider real hot at like 80 F and maybe you'll get there.  Otherwise it typically takes a good month to carbonate your cider.
Title: Re: Quick help
Post by: klickitat jim on November 14, 2013, 06:51:22 PM
That's what I figured. I might bring a few bottles and do the hot cinnamon cider thing.