Back-carbonating a homebrew cider
April 3, 2014 11:24 AM Subscribe
Two weeks ago I put sugar and yeast in a jug of cider, and it's time to rack it. But the online resources I'm using have me confused. Should I rack more than once when back-carbonating, or am I done?
posted by brenton to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Maybe I misread the instructions
the first time around, but I thought that I was going to rack my cider into pressure-proof bottles, add a little sugar, cap it so that carbonation would develop, and just put it in a closet until I'm ready to drink it, preferably many months later.
But now I'm seeing a lot of talk about cold crashing, multiple rackings
, and them something about only letting it sit for a month? I'm having a hard time understanding all these "how to" guides. What is the simplest way for me to move forward?