I'm making my first batch of Cider. I was hoping for a semi sweet cider but now it taste more like vinegar.
I used 5 gallons of preservative free Cider. It was pasteurized. I added 2lb. of brown sugar, yeast nutrients, acid blend, pectic enzymes, and used champagne yeast. OG = 1.065 (give or take) After 1 week I moved it to a carboy. I was going to bottle in 2 weeks, but my brewing buddy didn't make it over. I did try a sample and it was dry, so I added some sugar and apple juice to my cup and it wasn't that bad. Now gravity is bellow 1.0. I think it is close to .09. I tried adding sugar, but it didn't help. My plan was to add Splenda and some non-fermenting Apple flavoring, then prime and bottle. (I know, I need a keg)
My question is, can I bring the flavor/sweetness and gravity back up to bring back some taste, or is my cider helpless?
Thanks in advanced for your help.