Whateverman wrote:Sorry that I'd forgotten about posting my recipe, I'll try to dig it up this weekend.
Dale, do you clarify your cider (re. enzymes)?
Yes, I use a measured amount of pectic enzyme added about an hour before I pitch the yeast in the primary fermenter.
Then I racked off those two and a half gallons in the picture and added a bit more sugar and the fermentation took off again so they look pretty hazy, but they will clear up more after each racking and after the alcohol level is sufficient to end fermentation.
It's not my goal to get it perfectly, or even near perfectly clear, but it will end up much better than what you see in the pic.
In the final racking I add a bit of Potassium Sorbate to insure no more fermentation. I had a couple bottles blow up on me over the years. Not that they are going to hurt anybody but seeing that cider all over the floor made me very sad.
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