Unintentional Sparkling Apple Cider

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Scooter68

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Well it's been at least 7-8 months since I've opened a bottle of a batch of Apple Cider sweetened with Honey. Pretty certain that I used sorbate and K-Meta. When I pulled the cork I didn't notice an pressure release but as soon as I poured some in a glass it looked a little hazy. Hmm, tasted it and WOW! It's got a very mild carbonation to it. Obviously not enough to pop corks or blow up a bottle but just a nice subtle Carbonated tang to it. Actually quite enjoyable even if it was uninteneded. Now I have to go look at my records on that batch and see what I did.
 
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The first time I made a blackberry wine I bottled it at around 8 months old and let it sit on the wine rack for another 6 months until I found a mess, 1 of the 5 bottles popped a cork, evidently it wasn't degassed enough idk, so popped open a other bottle and sure enough it had a little fizz which I actually enjoyed as well but I'm not sure I will try to replicate since it was a pain to clean up. I still haven't found that cork.😊
 

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enjoyable is as good as it gets!
Actually quite enjoyable even if it was uninteneded. Now I have to go look at my records on that batch and see what I did.
Likewise am curious on your notes, ,,,, I ordered in several cider varietals this week and am curious what a good finished cider/ cyser specification should be.
 

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sorbate may not have been valid any longer. shelf life is only about one year. if a grayish overcast is has passed volatility
 

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enjoyable is as good as it gets!

Likewise am curious on your notes, ,,,, I ordered in several cider varietals this week and am curious what a good finished cider/ cyser specification should be.
Will post notes from my records when I get up to the other house in the next day or so. A little snow here so I'm working on some other things first, like keeping wood stove stoked up with firewood. Not that much snow (3") and not that cold (24f) but.... I'm getting a little lazy these winter days
 

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