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Cider done?
« on: July 22, 2013, 06:14:25 PM »
I made a hard apple cider on May 20th. The current SG is 1.000 but it's still very bubbly. Is it still fermenting or can I move it along to crash cold then keg?
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Re: Cider done?
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013, 07:33:45 PM »
Keg away. It will still have dissolved CO2 escaping causing it to bubble, but at 1.000 no more significant fermentation will happen. How does it taste?
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Re: Cider done?
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013, 03:42:42 AM »
Tastes good.
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Re: Cider done?
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2013, 05:35:23 AM »
If you leave it, it will probably get to ~0.997 eventually. But that will be bone dry. Crashing and keeping it cold will help keep it at 1.000 where there is a tiny bit of sugar left.
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