Secondary vessel shortage
Last night I racked 4 gallons of (my first batch of) apple cider to gallon sized secondary vessels. Without much planning or understanding of cider I went ahead and:
- poured 4 more gallons of cider on the yeast cake. that already took off overnight and is fermenting away.
- left too much headspace in two of the gallon secondary vessels and so topped them off with caramel/cinnamon simple syrup.
So, my issue is that in a weeks time I ought to transfer the second batch into secondary vessels, which are - and to my understanding should - remain occupied by the first batch for a couple more weeks. Having put the simple syrup into two of those secondaries, they'll need go a bit longer I'm assuming as well, and I should really rack those into a secondary again in due time.
Should I bottle the newly secondaried stuff in a few days? Or bottle the second batch as it comes out of the primary? Or get busy drinkin'??
Advice from some experienced folk is welcomed. And FWIW, this is with champagne yeast.
On Deck: FF APA
Primary: Columbus/Cascade APA
Bottled: Mosaic/Citra IIPA, Scottish Ale, Mexican Chocolate Stout, Steam Ale, [Caramel] Apple Cider, Kombucha