I am very new to the world of home brewing, but after many years drinking cider I've decided to try and brew some myself...
I saw this recipe and started a 9L (2.38 US gallons) batch based on it, using the following.
Aldi cloudy apple juice (Not from concentrate, pasteurised)
Juice from half a regular lime
SN9 champaign yeast
2 * Lipton's Breakfast tea bags
also added yeast nutrient.
The OG was 1.060, and for about 24hrs nothing happened, then on the second day it started to ferment like CRAZY producing a lovely fruity smell, this continued for two days and then slowed down and by the fifth day there was no airlock activity at all.
I measured the FG and it has remained at 1.015 for 4 days, at this time it tastes of apple with noticeable citrus element, looks a little hazy (perhaps due to my use of cloudy apple juice..... OOPS) and smells slightly of sulphur inside fermenter bucket.
is five days for primary fermentation correct, and should I expect a lower FG ?
Thanks for any help