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Old 10-16-2010, 02:54 PM   #1
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Default Dark layer on top of cider.

A week ago I transferred my cider to secondary fermentation. Today I was checking it out and noticed a dark layer on top. (see picture below). I don't remember seeing it on the cider I made last year; though that was many beers ago. Anyway I was wondering what it was.

My thought is it is a layer of "wine" from the raisins I added. My full recipe is below. But basically the man who owns the orchard suggested I add raisins and brown sugar. The cider last year with 2 pounds dark brown sugar and no raisins.

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Slightly less than 5 gallons of unpasteurized apple cider (Drank a glass )
1 pound light brown sugar
1 cup raisins
1 table spoon whole cloves
1 table spoon cinnamon powder
1 table spoon nutmeg
1 table spoon pectic enzyme added about an hour+
Yeast two old rehydrated of Muntons Ale yeast packages. (These actually expired in 2009 but they were all that I had on hand and I really didn't want to go all the way to the store to just yeast.)



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Old 10-16-2010, 03:16 PM   #2
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Looks like it is just clearing to me, and the sediment is dropping to the bottom.

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Old 10-16-2010, 03:59 PM   #3
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Looks similar to mine, I'm assuming it's just starting to clear.



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Old 10-16-2010, 05:04 PM   #4
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Hmmm well that's good to know. You didn't add raisins to yours did you?

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