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Offline klickitat jim

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Quick help
« on: November 13, 2013, 06:53:18 PM »
How much sugar to prime 2 gallons of cider? 2 oz in one cup water?

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Re: Quick help
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013, 07:07:00 PM »
A couple of online calculators suggest that would get you 2.7 volumes.

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Re: Quick help
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2013, 07:11:31 PM »
Sweet works for me. Thanks

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Re: Quick help
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2013, 07:12:20 PM »
I would use less.  1.5 oz should be plenty.
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Re: Quick help
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2013, 09:10:42 PM »
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

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Re: Quick help
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2013, 05:27:01 AM »
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.
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Re: Quick help
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2013, 11:51:22 AM »
That's what I figured. I might bring a few bottles and do the hot cinnamon cider thing.