priming cider

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  1. azzmanthe

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    Posted 17/7/17
    hi I'm just about to bottle some cider. last time I made it I used the carbonation drops I used two . I was just going to use sugar this time so I didn't need to buy the drops. Last time it was not bubbly enough how much sugar do people recommend for 750 ml pet bottles I like it very carbonated but don't want to make bombs in my house .. thanks
     
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    Posted 18/7/17 at 2:12 AM
    what are you bottling in? That will determine the maximum pressure you can safely put in there.
     
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    Posted 18/7/17 at 2:28 AM
    I made a perry back in March and bottled with carbonation drops in those PET bottles. I was frightened of bottle bombs but actually ended up with terribly undercarbonated perry most dissapointing given how much effort I put into mincing and squeezing the juice from the pears off my own pear tree. I put 1 drop in half and 2 drops in the other half - the 2 drops barely carbonated enough and the 1 drops I shouldn't have even bothered with!

    Really depends on where your gravities are at I suppose, but next time for me I'll bulk prime with about 6-7g/litre of regular table sugar (my go to for pales) instead of using the carbonation drops.

    Just note, I'm not telling you what to do, instead I'm just adding to your confusion based on my one time experience making a perry! Good luck, let us know what you end up doing and how it turns out.
     
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    Posted 18/7/17 at 9:09 AM
    so bottled my cider today I used 7 grams of sugar in the 750ml pet bottles. the temp was about 18-20 when bottling . hope it goes well now I have to just wait for a couple of weeks
     
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