So I made a batch of cider(4 gallons) before christmas, and bottled it on christmas. It tasted pretty good the first day or two and tasted absolutely great the following week or so. BUT, I opened a bottle today and tried some and it tasted pretty bad. I don't know what could have possibly happened. They were bottled with about an inch of head space in the final bottles, corked and all.
Heres some things i noticed,
Cleared a fair amount.
Small amount of sediment at bottom(normal right)
kept in cool basement(60 degrees)
It tasted "harsh" like acidy maybe.
Its really hard to describe but it just tastes very different than the first week after bottling. Its suppose to get better with age, so i am confused. Maybe its in its awkward teen phase right now
I don't know.
Help me out?
Sourgels fresh pressed Cider from the farm. no preservatives. Pasturized.
4 Pounds white domino sugar
Lalvin Bourgovin RC 212
Flat- no carbonation
It is about 9.5% ABV
Fermented for about a week in primary. a few days in secondary after camden tablets and clearing agent were added.