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Old 12-06-2009, 10:34 PM   #1
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I bottled some cider a few days ago and decided to open one up just to see the progression its going to make... well, it taste like yeast and stale apples, unbearable to drink (and I can drink almost anything, I'm not picky)

I know its early, but my question is, will the taste improve over time? or if it taste this bad now, will it take a year to get better? or are my bottles just holding wasted cider?
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:48 PM   #2
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my first batch was pretty bad for the first month and a half, I pulled it off the yeast cake to early though, it has become much better in bottles so I would say let it sit a few months. I'm sure there will be a few saying the same later...
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:51 PM   #3
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:27 AM   #4
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I just think that theres gotta be some line....

like time cant fix everything...

and I just wanted to know if it taste horrid now, is it going to get drinkable? or is there a good chance that it might improve a lil bit, but not much?
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Old 12-07-2009, 01:01 AM   #5
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stop judging the taste of your cider when it's young or undergoing bottle shock from just being bottles. Let it sit a few months and don't open another one until that time.
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:04 AM   #6
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so what it sounds like is, it doesnt matter how bad it taste, eventually its going to taste good...
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:23 AM   #7
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It is going through fermentation again in the bottle, that is why it tastes all funky. Give it at least 3 weeks before you try it again

 
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:37 PM   #8
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CROM - Green cider can taste and smell horrible.
Some I have made tasted more like rotten apples mixed with kerosene. Four months later they tasted fantastic.
I don't even taste the cider until two months in at least, and even then I just make a note like "I hope this taste better later".
How long from pitching the yeast to bottling? And what was the OG and FG?
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Old 12-08-2009, 09:33 PM   #9
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It is going through fermentation again in the bottle, that is why it tastes all funky. Give it at least 3 weeks before you try it again
My first batch was not drinkable on bottling day (or the day after) by the 3rd week, it actually wasn't bad. I had to drink it all at that point because the bottles were going to explode if I didn't, but I'm willing to bet that it would have been even better if I could have waited longer.

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Old 12-08-2009, 09:40 PM   #10
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Not everything will get better. If you pooped in your bottling bucket, well aging most likely wont' fix it. But most bevereages will taste bad when they're severely young for their category (cider, wine, beer)
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