Okay, so I've got 5 gal sitting the garage. I worked it up about 3-4 weeks ago. The bubbling has stopped, the cider has cleared down, I pulled a sample out. It's tasting like a wine almost. I am tasting very little apple flavors at all. Not sweet either which I am guessing is a good thing.
I plan on bottling it to add some carbination. When I add the sugars will that sweeten it, or will it all work out during the process? I'm also thinking of adding something that wont process out like splenda. Any reason not to?
* Apples from the back yard. They were planted before I bought the palce. They are not sweet to begin with.
* Campden tabs (just in case)
* White Labs cider yeast.
Taste wise, I am thinking it's not bad.. just not flavorful. Wife thought it was not great on the nose and not to happy about the taste until I sweetened it.