Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > First Hard Cider Batch - No Sugar

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-08-2013, 11:04 PM   #21
benfarhner
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 36
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Okay, thanks. I was considering jacking this batch, so that'll be my backup plan if the bacteria persists.

__________________
benfarhner is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2013, 05:49 PM   #22
benfarhner
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 36
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Moderate success! After sitting in the growlers for a couple weeks (with airlocks) with no sign of activity, I had a couple people taste test with me and it didn't taste too bad Still not super appley, but certainly improving. I think not carbonating it also detracted from the flavor a bit, but I'm not bottling this batch. Also, the growler that I left the bacteria and sediment in smells fine too and shows no sign of activity, so it may be just fine after all.

Is there any harm to aging the cider in the fridge in the growlers? Or rather, will it continue to age in the fridge the same as if it weren't?

I think I will still try jacking one of the growlers as well, especially since I didn't carbonate.

Thanks again everyone for all your help and feedback! I look forward to a more successful larger batch this fall

__________________
benfarhner is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2013, 06:50 PM   #23
Pickled_Pepper
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 1,246
Liked 75 Times on 66 Posts
Likes Given: 20

Default

I've never aged in the fridge, but I'm sure it will probably continue to age in there just as well. Once mine go in the fridge, I can't seem to keep from drinking them.

__________________
Pickled_Pepper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-28-2013, 11:21 AM   #24
jackfrost
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 214
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pickled_Pepper View Post
I've never aged in the fridge, but I'm sure it will probably continue to age in there just as well. Once mine go in the fridge, I can't seem to keep from drinking them.
I second that
__________________
jackfrost is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Batch #4 Dark Hard Cider firemouse5 Cider Forum 0 12-04-2012 10:42 PM
Hard cider first batch WarBac Cider Forum 12 09-17-2011 02:26 AM
Hard Cider / Splenda Brown Sugar Blend madprofessor Cider Forum 1 01-31-2010 02:27 PM
First Batch of Hard Cider IwanaBrich Cider Forum 3 02-18-2009 04:47 AM
First batch of hard cider!!! Kris Cider Forum 5 01-27-2008 04:08 AM