Great stuff, Froggie!
E-lad wrote:I didn't think it would get this clear!
I nearly always use a single 5 gallon carboy for fermentation, rather than multiple smaller containers. As anyone who's worked in a large food-like processing plant will tell you, large single batches will give your product better consistency. My thought IRT the different clarity of the center and right bottles is that each one got different amounts of sugar, sediment (which likely contains more protein or pectin which add cloudiness) or yeast.
In any case, those look tasty and I'm sure will be appreciated in the (days?) weeks & months to come.
I can definitely see the merit in that. Sometimes my trees don't produce apples for a couple years (often lose the blossoms to frost) so I never invested in a carboy, even though it wouldn't break the bank. After my primary I ended up with 2 1/2 gallons so I topped of the 1/2er and that is why it's behind the other two.
If my trees produce next year, I'll buy a carboy........I plan to let it rest in the gallon jugs another three weeks, then bottle it and let it rest another three weeks, except I'm sure I'll crack one in the interim for quality control purposes. I should end up with ten quarts of hard cider.
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