My first time making cider and I have a few questions:
1) I've treated 10 gallons unpasteurized cider with k-meta (aiming for 50 ppm) and left 5 gallons untreated to ferment naturally. The treated stuff is much cloudier after 20 hours of treatment than the untreated stuff. Is this normal? Did I use too much k-meta?
2) My plan is to ferment 1 5 gallon batch just cider, 1 5 gallon batch cider + 3lb honey. Can I just dump the honey in? Or do I need to really dissolve the honey in some cider and then mix it back into the carboy?
3) Anyone have experience with Lavin D-47? LHBS guy recommended it and said it would leave a little residual sweetness.
(The apple juice is from Wexford PA, Soergel's orchard http://www.soergels.com/
pressed two days ago.)