Originally Posted by Grymhammer
What is, if anyone can compare, homebrew hard cider suppose to taste like?
I made a 1 gallon with 100% cider, and it fermented out in 3 days, I then racked it to a secondary and it was darn clear in less than a week.
All excited that I was I took a sip and almost heaved. It's been almost a month and a half, and frankly, its only taking up space.
I split it in two and back sweetened one of them, but as noted above, no luck.
It has a sour smell, and almost a sulfur aroma and taste. I did use Lalvin 71b -1122 yeast, as it was what I had on hand.
Bottle it, forget it for six months and then try tasting again. It will improve! Also if it's only 1 gallon then it's no hardship sparing bottles for this experiment