I sent this email question to Leener's but I thought I'd ask it here too:
Yesterday I made my first batch of Hard Cider with cinnamon. The day prior (31 October) I made one without. Both carboys hold 1 gallon. The cider without cinnamon seems to be fermenting just fine. Bubble are coming through the airlock no problem. But the cider with cinnamon seems to be moving very slowly if at all in terms of bubbles moving both in the carboy and to through the carboy. Again there is about 1 gallon of juice and about 1x Tablespoon + 4x Teaspoons of cinnamon (The Tablespoon was too big for the neck of the carboy so I switched to Teaspoons). This morning the was not any bubbles rising through the airlock that I could tell and there was a large amount of what appeared to be a cinnamon blob at the neck of the bottle.
So my questions are the following
Was that too much cinnamon?
What's a good ratio of cinnamon to apple juice?
Is it too late to add additional yeast?
Thanks for all your help!
I used 4.5 cups of sugar prior to adding the cinnamon.
Used Powdered Cinnamon not sticks.