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Offline dano14041

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Toping off carboy
« on: October 21, 2010, 07:14:36 PM »
Would it hurt/help to top off the carboy that I have my cider fermenting in? There is about 1/3 to 1/2 gal worth of room left to get it up to neck level.

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Dano
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Re: Toping off carboy
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2010, 07:57:40 PM »
How long has it been fermenting?

If you add fresh juice after a couple of days you're adding O2 which could lead to oxidized flavors in the finished cider.  If it's been less than 24-36 hours it will probably be ok, but after that I wouldn't bother.  It's only 1/3 to 1/2 gallon, I don't think it's worth the risk.
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Re: Toping off carboy
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2010, 08:54:48 AM »
Well, it has been 3 weeks so I will just leave it alone.

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Dano
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