Ok so I am brand new to making cider, but have been doing beer for over a year now. Anyways, I decided to give cider a try and am doing some experiments with 1 gallon batches. Right now I have batches of the following:
1 gal - Apple cider - no preservatives
1.5 lbs - blueberry puree
Yeast - 1/2 packet of Danstar Nottingham, or
- 1/2 packet of Lalvin EC-1118
Additives - 1 tsp of SuperFerment
My problem is that while I hear some bubbling inside of the buckets, I have yet to see any activity in the airlock and it has been well over 24 hrs. Any suggestions?
Also, should I put in more puree or possibly a bunch of frozen blueberries into the secondary?
Finally, how long should I leave the cider in the primary and then in the secondary before bottling?
Any advice is appreciated!