Priming question

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Col.B
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Priming question

Post by Col.B » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:41 pm

I have a 5 gallon batch of turbo cider on the go right now and its my 1st large batch so would appreciate some advice on if my method is wrong or may create bottle bombs .
My plan was to heat 1 ltr of apple juice and desolve 1 tsp of sugar per bottle i think its around 250 grams total + juice or would it be better to reduce sugar to reflect the added juice.
Sorry if its been asked before ,but i couldnt find anything

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Re: Priming question

Post by Bigbud78 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:25 pm

Sounds about right if you like fizzy Cider, some people add it to water and boil it for a minute to sterilize it. I just tip the sugar in the bottle and rack over the top. If your bulk priming i'd just use water, you dont know how much the fresh apple juice will ferment out and you may get exploding bottles.

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Re: Priming question

Post by WalesAles » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:32 pm

col.B,
I take about 2 pints from the FV into a saucepan, add 150gr sugar, heat gently until all sugar is dissolved,
pour into a cleaned, sanitised FV, syphon from FV 1 onto sugar mixture and then bottle / keg.
Never had a bottle bomb.

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Re: Priming question

Post by Col.B » Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:19 pm

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col.B,
I take about 2 pints from the FV into a saucepan, add 150gr sugar, heat gently until all sugar is dissolved,
pour into a cleaned, sanitised FV, syphon from FV 1 onto sugar mixture and then bottle / keg.
Never had a bottle bomb.

WA

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Im assuming thats 150g in a 5 gallon like mine, what kind of fizz does that give cos i prefer a fizzy cider myself

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Re: Priming question

Post by WalesAles » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:27 pm

Col.b
150gr Sugar in 20lts.
Chill bottles AT LEAST 4hrs before opening. Lovely Fizzy TC! :D
Don`t open one at room temp because you will have a gusher! (How would I know)! #-o

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Re: Priming question

Post by WalesAles » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:17 pm

Col.B,
Use the correct glass for Fizzy TC.
Strongbow, Coors, any glass with etching on the inside base.

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Re: Priming question

Post by oldbloke » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:44 pm

I jut dump ordinary sugar into the bottles. As the cider goes in it gets stirred up a bit. The yeast will find it.

Your 1l juice spread across 23l of cider is only about 0.25% to add to the ABV. Ignore it

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Re: Priming question

Post by FULLERS » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:16 am

you need to take a reading before bottling, if 1.000 or below you will have to add sugar as well as yeast to bottling bucket

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Re: Priming question

Post by WalesAles » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:11 am

FULLERS wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:16 am
you need to take a reading before bottling, if 1.000 or below you will have to add sugar as well as yeast to bottling bucket
Fullers,
Why do you have to add Yeast to the Bottling Bucket?
I`ve never added Yeast to the BB in 6Yrs of making TC`s.
Never had a problem..........

WA

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Re: Priming question

Post by FULLERS » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:21 am

I make 300 gallons on average a year, after a year in oak barrels if I want a sparkling cider I have to add yeast as well as sugar to get carbonation as all yeast has died of boredom.

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Re: Priming question

Post by wezzel01 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:56 am

FULLERS wrote:I make 300 gallons on average a year

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