Originally Posted by deanh89
Hi I've made a hard cider it fermented for 7 days now it has stopped, but when I tasted it its quite dry and not sweet at all is there anyway I can make it a bit sweeter?
Depends on what you want to end up with. Do you want a still cider or a carbonated cider? I presume you do not have a kegging setup.
1. You can always sweeten the cider with a non-fermentable sugar like Lactose, or Splenda, or Xylitol. You can sweeten to taste, none of these will restart fermentation, you can bottle and end up with a still cider.
2. You can backsweeten with fermentable sugars, such as dextrose, or adding apple juice concentrate. You can halt the fermentation process by bottling and immediately stovetop pasteurizing. This will give you a still cider.
3. You can backsweeten with fermentable sugars, such as dextrose, or adding apple juice concentrate. Fermentation will start back up, and if you bottle, you will have a carbonated beverage. Let it sit untill the desired level of carbonation is acheived, then stovetop pasteurize.