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Skullfingr 08-24-2012 07:10 PM

Something is wrong with this cider.
I can't place it! It's not terrible by any means, but it was my first cider in a long, long while. I used 100% cider with no preservatives, a can of concentrate and a single chopped apple. Fermented with Ringwood Ale yeast. Bottled and sat for a few days and, upon tasting, it's flat (in spite of adding sugar for carbonation), and it tastes a little bit like a bad box wine. Perhaps I should back sweeten?

ajoha2003 08-24-2012 07:27 PM

I have the same thing with the batch that i made recently. I waited around 7 days + now and its start getting some carbonation in it. I would recommended living the batch for couple weeks in room temperature and try it then. Older the cider it should get better.

irchowi 08-25-2012 04:56 AM

It could be that the ABV of your cider is at or above your yeast's tolerance level, which would mean they die off and cannot ferment anymore.

Skullfingr 08-25-2012 08:28 PM

I will be setting them outside of the fridge to age. Hopefully it will help.

I started a 100% organically pasteurized cider today with Wine yeast. Lavlin I believe. It already smells and looks better than the last one.

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