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How fast does apple juice take to ferment?
  • scoobscoob
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    I added 5 gallons of Apple juice to a Nottingham yeast cake.

    I thought maybe I should use a blowoff tube so a couple hours later I switched from an airlock to a blowoff tube, I saw yeast swirling around already so I know fermentation started....

    I checked in on it the next day after work, about 22 hours after adding the apple juice and there was no activity, the juice was quite hazy and there were a few bubble rafts on top but there was a big cake on the bottom, nothing from the blowoff tube in the way of bubbles, and no ring that indicated some sort of krausen buildup.

    Could it have fermented out that fast? It was in the ferm chamber at 60 degrees the whole time.

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  • ceanntceannt
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    Take a gravity sample
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  • scoobscoob
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    ceannt said:

    Take a gravity sample



    I should.....

    What should it drop to?
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    scoob said:

    ceannt said:

    Take a gravity sample



    I should.....

    What should it drop to?


    if it's finished, less than 1.002
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    possibly down to .999, though it probably won't go that far with beer yeast.
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Yep ...with Notty, I would guess around 1 with a bunch of zeros...
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  • ThymThym
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    Regardless of where it will truelly finish, a gravity sample will tell you if it fermented, stalled or never really started.

    If its below 1.005, it fermented.....
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  • scoobscoob
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    Gravity sample is as follows:

    OG: 1.052
    Sample gravity tonight: 1.003
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  • scoobscoob
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    It fermented, now to forget about it for a while right?

    Or is it good to go once it clears?
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  • JerryJerry
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    scoob said:

    It fermented, now to forget about it for a while right?

    Or is it good to go once it clears?


    Better to give it a little age, but fine and dandy once clear.
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  • ThymThym
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    Let it age = best
    Let it clear = good
    Get drunk tonight = good enough
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  • JerryJerry
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    And add this to the brew log.
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  • scoobscoob
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    I guess I could move it to the basement floor in a corner and start a second batch with my cheap juice. Maybe add in some dme? There is a name for that I'm sure, but no idea what, I'm a cider noob.

    Aside from some Apfelwien that I forgot for near 2years, it's my first cider foray.
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  • ThymThym
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    Cyser
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    Lakewood said:

    Cyser



    cyser is apple juice and honey.
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  • JerryJerry
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    Lakewood said:

    Cyser



    That's mead cider.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    also very delicious, you should make some.
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  • JerryJerry
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    also very delicious, you should make some.



    Yeah, make that thing lake thinks is something else.
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Graff
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  • ceanntceannt
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    The stuff I make has both .... I just call it hooch since there ain't no fancy pants name fer it
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  • scoobscoob
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    And add this to the brew log.



    On it!
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  • ceanntceannt
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    And yes .... forget about it for a little while .... just check it often .... don't let the air lock dry up!
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  • JerryJerry
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    ceannt said:

    The stuff I make has both .... I just call it hooch since there ain't no fancy pants name fer it



    Cyraff.
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  • scoobscoob
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    ceannt said:

    The stuff I make has both .... I just call it hooch since there ain't no fancy pants name fer it



    Make one up, forge a new path!
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  • scoobscoob
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    Next batch, graff it is!
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  • scoobscoob
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    As for the air lock drying out.... Can I keg it, purge with co2 and roll it in a corner for a few months?
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