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I always just boiled some sugar and water and dumped that straight into my bottling bucket and then siphoned the beer over it — since the tube is just hanging into the bucket at an angle it will swirl and mix the beer with your priming solution that you just boiled. Now you have an even amount of parking solution for each bottle and don't have to worry about ...


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I don't think you can mess up priming that easily as long as you don't massively over-prime. I think standard rule of thumb is 3/4 cup of corn sugar or 2/3 cup of cane sugar per 5 gallon batch. But those aren't perfect equivalents; if you use cane sugar, use about 90-95% of what you would use for corn sugar. Personally I tend to carbonate with closer to 2/3 ...


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Gratz on your first brew! When bottle conditioning you want to make sure you have an even mix of suspended yeast and priming sugar. Having a secondary vessel makes this easier usually a bottling bucket is preferred. Bottle conditioning is simply feeding the yeast a little more to get some fermentation in the bottle to produce carbonation. Carbonation drops ...


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0.004 difference is also 1 Blg difference, to say it in units I know. That's pretty big here. At the same time, it's also pretty possible your fermentation has finished. If in doubt, I would try fast fermentation test. Take generous amount of baker's yeast, fresh. Like, 1/5 cup. Fill the rest of cup with your beer, stir, put in dry warm place and wait a day ...


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Its a tough call. Seems like you've done everything right to ensure the ferment is as complete as its going to be. I'd be surprised if you had bottling issues later on. As long as you are satisfied with the flavor that you can drink it I'd say prime a little less than normal to be safe and bottle it up. Another option would be to give it one more try to ...


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Looks Fine.. almost. You do need some yeast nutrients though. And.... 2 cups sugar to 1 gal puts you in Apple wine territory, and will be hard for a bakers yeast to attenuate fully. Also adding a priming sugar will do little with this recipe as the yeast will have died from its ABV tollerance. When I make cider it's like this. 1) Sanitize everthing: ...


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Give the bottles a 7-10 days at room temperature to carb. Then chill one and open it. If its carbonated the way you want, put the rest in the fridge. If not let them go another three days and repeat the process. As for junk in the bottom the fact that the cider is in the bottles now limits your expectations. If there was junk in the cider and you put it ...


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That's a lot of priming sugar for one gallon, your bottles are in danger of popping if your yeast can handle it and it's left for too long. You don't mention total sugar amounts added, gravity readings or yeast used, so a couple of things could happen here: Yeast alcohol tolerance is reached, and nothing more will happen. Your cider will be flat and ...



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