Hello all! This is my first post here. Previous to this cider attempt I have made "wine" from cranberry juice a few times which turned out better than I thought. I will say that my methods at the time were pretty crude. I REALLY want to make some genuine fruit wine or multi fruit wine but i decided to make a cider first while i was researching that topic.
Anywho my problem is my cider taste a little like vinegar and smells like bread. I forgot to take the initial hydrometer reading so i do not know what the content is or how to figure it at this point. I will say that it definitely packs a whollup. So i will layout now what I did to make this batch.
i started with a bunch of the three apple cider from walmart. i used some wine yeast first, and 2 pounds of brown sugar. i thought the fermentation was stuck but i didn't have any more yeast so i added bread yeast. I know i know not a good idea! I also added a bunch more sugar. Now it was about 3 months and i had racked it twice but it tastes awful. I also added a jar of honey and some cin sticks as well. It has been about months right now and after racking it today it still has alcohol in it but doesn't taste very good at all. I know I probably really messed this up but does anybody have any ideas? Can i filter it out, sweeten, distill, or what?