Originally Posted by tkrecky
Made my first batch over a week ago and pitched my dry yeast. I was really worried when nothing was ever happening in my bucket. I decided to just wait it. But after the Super Bowl last night I decided it was time to open the bucket and see if anything was happening. I took a hydrometer reading and it was the same as when I put it in. So I was correct that nothing had been going on! DAMN. My question is what do I do now is my fresh pressed cider ruined? Can I try pitching new yeast. Do I rack it into another container and try again.
Close it up tight. Get more yeast in there asap. One of the reasons we usually pitch the ammounts of yeast that we do is so that they dominate the environment. You may have a small ammount of wild yeast starting to grow in there, but if you get a fresh packet of brewers yeast in the cider, it should take over. Good luck!