On June 7 I brewed a small batch of strong cider. After aging it for about 5 weeks in a brewing bucket I noticed it was leaking around the O ring where the spout comes out near the bottom, so I decided to move it to my small, ported carboy and then bottle it the next day. I added some priming sugar and some extra juice into the secondary vessel then made the trasfer. This was about six weeks ago, and I never did get a chance to bottle it. I saw no airlock activity in the carboy nor did any kind of krausen ever form. (got both in primary) Now I'm ready to transfer again and bottle, but I'm afraid my yeast may be dead. How can I check?
Searched the forums for a similar post and couldn't find one. Sorry I wrote a tome, but I thought it would be best if all the info was available.