I've done a few batches with a few different kinds of beer before, so I thought it was time to give cider a go. I used a black rock cider kit with 1kg sugar, can't really go wrong, right?
Well, the airlock stopped bubbling after day three. On day 4 I took a hydrometer reading, got 1.020 and it was still very sweet (tasted just like apple juice with a slight hint of alcohol). On day 8 another reading, same story - 1.020, sweet tasting.
So any ideas? Temperature started at about 26C and has been running around a constant 24 from then (that's 79F and 75F to old people
Would it be worth mixing it a little in case the yeast is 'trapped'? Or adding new yeast in case the old stuff has somehow died?
Thanks in advance.