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Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:24:00 -0800

Racked Cider to Secondary

Racked my cider for secondary fermentation. No more lees, and just another few weeks before bottling.

It's a bit amazing how different the 4 batches are, when all I varied was the yeast. The 1122 is a richer amber, the others a paler blonde/straw. The S-04 (far right) is an ale yeast, and yet it's the best tasting of the lot, with the 1122 close behind. The D47 was nasty-tasting and still cloudy, and super-fizzy: I couldn't actually maintain a siphon with it, too much gas content.


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