Monthly Archive: February 2015

Feb 18

Pasteurizing bottles of hard cider (Or: How to avoid bottle bombs)

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Recently, I decided to bottle my hard cider. Like most hard ciders, when it finishes fermenting, you’re left with a Final Gravity (FG) of 1.000 and it tastes very dry. To make it taste more like cider, we back-sweeten. In my case, I had brewed 3 gallons of hard cider and then added 3/4 of …

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