So I made a pretty standard batch of cider, 4 gallons of kick-butt cider (pasteurized but with no preservatives) bought fresh from a cider mill, one half gallon of the same kick-butt cider mixed with rasberry (also pasteurized with no preservatives), disinfected the carboy and airlock, dumped the cider in straight from the jug (i didn't pasteurize cause i figured it had already been by the mill), then added champagne yeast (what my recipe said to use) and put it in my dark closet to ferment at around 65 to 70 degrees.
anyway i transfered the cider into a second fermenter after the initial fermentation had subsided and I siphoned a small glass of the cider out so i could taste the progress and it smelled kind of sour and tasted even more so.
so here is my questions, did the batch go bad? does it sound like it got contaminated? Should i have pasteurized and added sugars to the cider to make it sweeter? Is there something i can do at this point to sweeten the cider and save the batch?