Cider turned orange.

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MacTavish

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Hello, I just started brewing my first batch of cider so I thought I would join here. What we did was collect wild apples and then pressed them ourselves adding campden tablets to kill the wild yeast. After a couple days I added a champaign yeast and yeast nutrient. Every thing looked good then two days ago the batches turned an orange juice colour.

I have only made mead before so I was wondering if someone could tell me what might have happened?

Thanks,

Edward
 

schwiz

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Probably just the yeast, will likely clear out to a straw color.
 

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Just yeast. Things get very orange and milky for the first week or so.
 

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Mine always does. Starts as brown cider. Turns orange with the yeast. Kinda gross looking. After I rack it clears and starts to look like store bought juice.


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Everything cleared up. It was a little weak so I started the yeast up again with some brown sugar. Thank you for the help.
 

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Gotta ask how do you like those orange caps? I've only used rubber bungs or drilled stoppers. I like stopper better than the bung.


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Gotta ask how do you like those orange caps? I've only used rubber bungs or drilled stoppers. I like stopper better than the bung.


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They are amazing! Saved my ass really. Took a sharp turn with a 5 gallon carboy of juice heading home from the mill and it tipped over in the back of my car. Orange cap stood strong not a drop spilled!
 
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