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degassing - adding staggered nutrients to cider
« on: July 10, 2016, 08:20:48 PM »
Is anyone degassing and/or adding staggered nutrients to cider, as one does with mead?
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Re: degassing - adding staggered nutrients to cider
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2016, 08:27:32 PM »
I don't degas cider or use a lot of nutrients nowadays for that matter. I feel like a slower fermentation (which you get from witholding most or all of the nutrient) preserves more of the apple character. It'll be good either way, though.
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Re: degassing - adding staggered nutrients to cider
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2016, 11:40:08 AM »
I have never done this or heard of others doing it. I think it's because there is a dearth of nutrients for yeast in mead must, especially traditional mead, as compared to fruit juice. Even melomels that contain a lot of fruit don't really NEED nutrient additions but do need degassing. (At least I think they do, I have always done so and a lot of gas is released). I believe higher gravity is the other reason.
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Re: degassing - adding staggered nutrients to cider
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2016, 01:37:15 PM »
OK, added nutrients when pitching the yeast, will not continue.
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Re: degassing - adding staggered nutrients to cider
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2016, 01:38:30 PM »
Is anyone degassing and/or adding staggered nutrients to cider, as one does with mead?

Not on purpose, and no.  I haven't found these things to be of any benefit whatsoever to final cider quality.
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Re: degassing - adding staggered nutrients to cider
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2016, 02:34:03 PM »
plenty of amateurs and pros add nutrients, but I'm not aware of much degassing.  And not "staggered" so much as "the yeast told me it needed something so I made it happy"



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Re: degassing - adding staggered nutrients to cider
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2016, 03:06:59 PM »
Was just wondering, because that is what is typically done when making mead.
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