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Peach Mango

Hey Guys!!
Brewed Apple Ale a couple times now along with a few other beer kits from here and a brew shop called Cap N Corks in Eau Claire WI. I still have not purchased a hydrometer though. Stupid I know… Anyways I picked up 100% peach mango juice from my local store. I added 8 cups of sugar to 5 gallons. More than needed I am sure. Added the yeast I bought from the brew store. I can’t remember the yeast but it was a wine yeast that they said would work well in this. I have had it going for 10 days now in the primary and it is still bubbling at about a bubble every 5 seconds or less. I did sample tonight and muchto my ssurprise it tasted real good yet. I guess I am looking to see where I should go from here. Do I move it to a secondary now or leave it or what are your thoughts? Thanks in advance for any help.

Unless you want a sweet cider/wine don’t bother doing anything until active fermentation is complete. Ciders tend to ferment slower than beer in my experience so patience is key here.

How long do you think I should go in the primary? Maybe another 2 weeks or so? Secondary would be my other question. Thanks for your reply!!

Beverages like this can go for a LOOOONG time. I have heard of award-winning cidermakers say that they FERMENT theirs for a minimum of a year.

Buy yourself a hydrometer and check the gravity, wait until fermentation is done, then package (or age longer in bulk). The other option, if you want to halt fermentation is to add potassium metabisulfate and potassium sorbate to knock out the yeast. This will result in a sweeter finished product.

[quote=“Pietro”]Beverages like this can go for a LOOOONG time. I have heard of award-winning cidermakers say that they FERMENT theirs for a minimum of a year.

Buy yourself a hydrometer and check the gravity, wait until fermentation is done, then package (or age longer in bulk). The other option, if you want to halt fermentation is to add potassium metabisulfate and potassium sorbate to knock out the yeast. This will result in a sweeter finished product.[/quote]

Thank you! Yes, that will be on the list for when I purchase again. Thinking I may move to a secondary in a week or so. It tastes pretty good at this point!

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