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wareemba

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hi, I have a 20L of apple juice which had 10g of safcider yeast added.

it bubbled and fermented out to around .999 in a weekish...

I transferred this to another fermenter and there it has sat for 6 days. (was going to bottle on the weekend)

my wife loved the cider & blood orange brew I did in January, so she said "why cant you make a blood orange one from some of the cider you have there"

hmmm, I thought? good question!

so can I put 4L of the fermented stuff into a 5L demijohn and add some blood orange juice and let it ferment out the new sugars again?
 

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Yep. Sure can. There will be plenty of viable yeast left in solution.
 

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You could but may need some more yeast as it's been a while and might not have enough in suspension. Probably still ferment but might not be a nice clan one.

A better way would be to ferment your blood orange / new juice and blend it to taste with the fermented cider afterwards.

Or just make another batch :D

Edit Airgead know smore about cider than I, looks liek it may be fine :D
 

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Should be plenty in suspension. I think the OP said its only been in secondary for 6 days.
 

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great thanks guys!

yeah, only 6 days sitting...

I might prepare the 16 litres for cider-only bottling (i.e. bulk prime into a new fermenter) it then add the blood orange juice to the 4 litres left in the current fermenter where there will be a slight cake at the bottom?
 

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That would maximise the amount of yeast available. Be careful of oxygenating the cider when you add the juice though.
 

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I will funnel the juice in via an immersed hose :)
 

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Cider can drop quite clear quite quickly. If I were going to do this, I'd just swirl the fermenter to resuspend the yeast, then add the OJ
 

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elcarter said:
You could but may need some more yeast as it's been a while and might not have enough in suspension. Probably still ferment but might not be a nice clan one.
Should be tonnes of yeast. No different than pitching onto a yeast cake...?
 

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Stux said:
Cider can drop quite clear quite quickly. If I were going to do this, I'd just swirl the fermenter to resuspend the yeast, then add the OJ
yeah, I will rack off the top 16 litres, then add the juice to the remaining 4 litres via a funnel and hose...
 

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