Originally Posted by paulster2626
How long does it usually take for cider to ferment though? Applewine took no time at all - this seems to be taking forever.
well that's the crux of the matter isn't it. there are some people that say they leave their primary fermenter alone for months and others that say they rack to a secondary within 10-14 days of pitching. There is no real consensus because it depends on the starting gravity, the additives, the strain of yeast, the temperature, etc.
What I can tell you is that my brew that is currently going was in primary for 16 days. That was with KIV-1116 pitched into a 5gal combination of juice and 12.5lb of sugar and maintained in the dark @ 75F. Gravity at racking to secondary was 1.004.