So my first batch of cider went well. Straight Motts, 3068 Wyeast and brown sugar. This time its not so good. I decided to try and use Costco Natural Pressed Apple Juice, Nottingham, Brown Sugar. OG was 1.068 and looked great. 2 weeks later I am at 1.014 but it has an off taste that is....starchy? Not so much a yeast flavor that I am used to, but it is unpleasant. I made two separate 5 gal batches a few days apart and they both have the same taste. Is this just the taste of the Nottingham yeast that I am tasting? Since I have the first carboy to about 7% I am going to give cold crashing a shot to see if dropping the yeast out helps the flavor and leave the other 5 gal to ferment out just as a test. Ideas here? I was hoping that this 10 gallons would turn out for my new years party Sat. but its not looking like it will. Should I try filtering?
Ugh, the first batch was awesome, why did I have to screw with it