Hello all, I'm making a cider and decided to use Pectic Enzyme or the first time. I believe I used it improperly and I'm wondering what the effects will be. Maybe you can help me out.
I used 3.25 gallons of cider with a SG of 1.050. I added 1lb of honey which brought it to 1.055.
I heated 1 gallon of cider to add the honey. During the last few minutes I added some yeast nutrient AND 1/8 tsp of Pectic Enzyme. OOOOPS! I guess I'm used to brewing beer and adding things into the boil during the last few minutes.
A quick search on the net says most people add it to the fermentation vessel, wait 12 hours, then add the yeast. Well I added it during the boil!!! I pitched the yeast immediatelly after the cooled cider and remaining cider went into the carboy.
Am I in big trouble? The airlock was bubbling like crazy 12 hours later....but I've got some temperature issues too. Always an adventure!