Originally Posted by xjbobbin82
Maybe the bottles were not completely sealed?
I used champagne yeast for my cider and also filled one 12oz plastic soda bottle, after one week the plastic bottle is firm to the squeeze.
I use the soda bottle trick too, no activity there.
Google drove me to a review on Northern Brewer regarding the WLP775. One of the five or so reviews pointed out a slow carb time.
Pasting it here with hopes that the funky search engine here will pick it up for future reference:
"Brewed a cider with this yeast and it took a very long time to bottle condition to a drinkable state. After about 3 months in the bottle it started to taste more like a hard cider and less like a beer made out of apples. At six months the cider was very drinkable. Maybe I dis something wrong, but expect a very long bottle conditioning time. I probably won't use this yeast again."
Elsewhere today I found this review, from another brewer that used WLP775:
"Very clear, very tart and very slow fermenting cider, it took over a month to reach a final gravity of 1.012. I primed with 3/4 of a cup of sugar, but never achieved much carbonation. The cider is mellowing nicely over time and should be very drinkable after about 3 months in the bottles."
Interesting, if not a little annoying to learn at this stage in the game.
Oh well, I guess it's just a waiting game and I will never see bubbles. This stuff tastes great, so I'll drink it still but dag...