Originally Posted by millsbrew
Just threw this into a 5 gallon carboy 2 days ago. This is my first cider. My OG was closer to 1.080. Maybe Costco upped the sugars in the juice.
I've got a good amount of bubbles in the blow off. But there is no krausen.
1 - is a lack of krausen normal with ciders? I don't see any mold and it's fermenting in a tub at 66 degrees.
2 - can Nottingham yeast take that high of an alcohol content? Seems like it
1.080? Wow, what juice were you using? Most commercial juices top out at 1.050(translation: I wanna buy some
). Lack of krausen is normal. Ocadsionally I'll get just a tiny thin layer of foam but more often than not I just get airlock activity. Nottingham should be able to eat a 1.080, may take a while though. If it gets stuck or won't get down to where you want it, throw in a package of EC-1118, that'll finish it off. A little yeast nutrient never hurts either