Hey all, on the 24/10/06 i made up a batch of Cyser, hoping to drink it in time for xmas.
recipe can be found a few threads down, the one about "help in OG"
reasen i didnt put this in that thread? well, as bad as it is i needed this to get attention. Mods, feel free to move, delete or anything that you feel is necisary to this reasonably soon
So any way, last night i gave my first attempt at siphoning from a bucket, it went horribally and i sucked up plenty of yeast
so i left it in the carboy with the hope of racking again today to get rid of the rest of the yeast.
It was pretty clear yesterday, and had cleared up a wee bit more today.
Any way, as i was siphoning i noticed little bubbles coming to the curface, like in a fizzy drink, puzzled i thought nothing of it and carried on.
It was only when i took a taste test that i was truly shocked, it had started to carbonate
I grabbed the hydrometer and took a reading, it read 1.002.
Well that cant be right i thought, grabbed by spare (i got given one ^-^) and it gave a reading of 1.003
That cracks it out at 6.8%, i swear that cant happen in 9 days =/
So yea, this is a new one for me, it reckons its time to bottle :S
it does actualy taste quite nice, very dry, not to alcaholic and lightly carbonated. Its pretty much the exact same colour as apple juice from the cartons and just slightly cloudier. The cloudiness was caused by the honey, and i'm quite happy with it at the moment.
Soo, to sum up this post, will this be ok to bottle? its giving out a fair bit of Co2, even though there is no yeast, and yes, i checked for floating bits, its completely clear.
Dont think ill be adding any priming sugar to this one
dam this 4 smiley limit! heh