Originally Posted by revkev6
well, I checked my 5 day country cider SG this morning and it had hit 1.025.. I was aiming for 1.03. so it took from tuesday night to sat. morning to get from 1.072 down to 1.025..
here's the problem.. it tastes like butt. I pulled a sample and it is super tart like biting a crab apple. the cider that I started with was pretty tart to begin with... it also smells super yeasty.. kind of funky. I tried to sweeten it with stevia and it tastes sweet and tart.. but still not good lol. I decided not to sweeten the batch it and bottled. it has been carbing up for 2.5 hours now and I think I will cold crash it within another hour or so... the soda bottles are getting pretty firm already.
so here's the question. will the flavor change during bottling in the fridge?? if this is the way the batch will taste I'm probably going to end up just pulling it back out of the fridge and let it ferment out more to see what changes.
we had a batch that was dark brown and really bad last year, left it for a year, and it's super clear yellow, and it tastes just "not good." But it was horrible going into the bottles, so thats An improvement! That took a year.