My first ever attempt @ cider is: 5 gallons of farm stand cider (unpasturized, no preservatives), Gravity reading was 1.052
I added 5 campden tablets, 2tsp pectic enzyme, 2 1/2 tsp yeast nutrient and let it sit for 24 hrs
next I added a packet of Safale S-04 yeast.
The temp in my basement is 60* to 63* which is where my fermenter is located.
It was in the primary fermenter for approx 2 weeks, gravity reading was 1.010 when I racked it into the secondary. It remained in the secondary until it clarified (approx 2 more weeks). Gravity reading was down to .998 with no change for 3 days so I decided to bottle it.
I disolved a 5oz packet of priming sugar in 2 cups of water & stirred it into the cider while siphoning into the bottling bucket.
Last night, I decided to try a bottle (after it had set for 3 weeks) to test the carbonation level. It was in a clear bottle so I could see some white sediment in the bottom of the bottle. There was some carbonation, but it was very low.
Did I do anything wrong here? Will the carbonation level increase if I let it sit longer?