ok, I usually use ale yeast, and just used EC 1118 for the first time.
The bubbling stopped after 10 days, so I got the dropper out and gave it a whirl.
WOW! This tatstes HARSH! At 11 days, the ale yeast batches still taste like cider, beer like, but like apples.
this stuff is just harsh. I used my usual 4lbs of light brown sugar with the 5 gallons.
Does it always taste this harsh at first?
I will sweeten with splenda, and add more preserved apple juice if I have to.