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Offline LaVida

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Cider Carbonation
« on: April 09, 2021, 05:48:08 PM »
I have made my first batch of hard cider and for bottling and carbonation I have used corn sugar (36 g/Gal)
The carbonation was great after a few weeks but the cider lost almost all it carbonation after 5 month.
Is there a shelf life or am I doing something wrong?
Any tips for cider carbonation?

Offline dmtaylor

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Re: Cider Carbonation
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2021, 05:52:13 PM »
Welcome to forum.

It seems like your bottle caps must have been leaking.  This is not normal.  You might need to try different caps or a different capper to ensure a good seal.  My ciders remain carbonated for several years with no change or loss of carbonation.
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Offline erockrph

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Re: Cider Carbonation
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2021, 06:05:18 PM »
Welcome to forum.

It seems like your bottle caps must have been leaking.  This is not normal.  You might need to try different caps or a different capper to ensure a good seal.  My ciders remain carbonated for several years with no change or loss of carbonation.
Agreed. I had a crappy wing capper once that wouldn't make a good seal. If you looked carefully at the caps you could see that it wasn't crimped all the way around. A good crown cap will hold carbonation for years, possibly decades.
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