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Offline Dortiz

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Cider Question?
« on: May 15, 2019, 04:49:26 AM »
if you have 2 ciders fermenting, one is a 5 gallon carboy finished at 1.008and the other is in the one gallon bottle that it was in from the store and it has finished at 1.010 can I mix them together in my secondary. Also is it necessary to do a secondary and then rack a 3rd time and let it age for 3 months or can you skip the 3rd racking. Also I'm going to be kegging my cider so would that be basically be my 3rd racking anyways?
Thanks in advance!

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Re: Cider Question?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 11:21:52 AM »
It's your cider.  Do what you like, and drink it when it tastes good.  You are correct that racking into a keg counts as a racking.  It should be safe to blend two finished ciders, especially if they used the same yeast (did they have same yeast pitched?).  But if kegging then most definitely safe.

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Re: Cider Question?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 11:52:41 AM »
It's your cider.  Do what you like, and drink it when it tastes good.  You are correct that racking into a keg counts as a racking.  It should be safe to blend two finished ciders, especially if they used the same yeast (did they have same yeast pitched?).  But if kegging then most definitely safe.

Enjoy.  :)

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Offline Dortiz

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Re: Cider Question?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 01:13:38 PM »
Yes I used the same yeast for both of them. Thanks for answering my question.  :D