Quantcast

My cider taste like wine.

HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

Simplyglass

Member
Joined
Aug 3, 2020
Messages
5
Reaction score
0
I'm new to this. 2 weeks ago I used 2 gallons of unpasteurized apple cider with 4 lbs of bing cherries. I cooked cherries, mashed and stained and added to apple juice. I used 2 packs of cider yeast and 1/2 cup of brown sugar. It only took 4 days to stop bubbling than I transferred to a other jug. It's been 9 days and I took a little taste and it really taste like wine not cider.
My question is can a add a bottle or concentrate cherry juice to cut the wine taste before I bottle it?
 

ShadesManna

Pagan Vintner
Joined
Jun 24, 2020
Messages
81
Reaction score
26
What is the "wine taste?" Tannins from the cherries may have added a flavor similar to what red wine tastes like, from the skins. Unless you mean that it is very dry, and not at all sweet? In that case, once it's finished fermenting, you could choose to stabilize it, then add any sweetener you choose.
 
OP
S

Simplyglass

Member
Joined
Aug 3, 2020
Messages
5
Reaction score
0
I crushed cherries and just used the juice but yes, it taste like red wine. It is dry. What do you mean Stabilize it? Is that before bottling and adding sweetener before bottling? I think I have alot to learn here.
Thank You
 

ShadesManna

Pagan Vintner
Joined
Jun 24, 2020
Messages
81
Reaction score
26
It's one of the ways to stop fermentation, or make sure that no more fermentation occurs.

Sulfites & Stabilizers

Usually it's a good idea to make sure the yeast is dead, or gone, before sweetening. Otherwise, the remaining yeast will start eating the sugars, and fermentation starts up again. If you bottle and this is happening, your bottles can burst.
 
OP
S

Simplyglass

Member
Joined
Aug 3, 2020
Messages
5
Reaction score
0
To much cherries? I mashed them than used juice. Probably about a quart of cherry juice into 2 gallons of unpasteurized apple juice.
 
OP
S

Simplyglass

Member
Joined
Aug 3, 2020
Messages
5
Reaction score
0
I used 2 gallons of unpasteurized apple juice and about a quart of unsweetened cherry juice than 1/2 cup brown sugar
 

dawn_kiebawls

Lawncare and Landscaping enthusiast
Joined
Jun 10, 2017
Messages
607
Reaction score
306
If I were you I would throw an airlock on that batch, put it in the back of a dark closet and forget about it for about a year (but don't let the airlock dry out!).

As that year goes by, learn more and make more batches.
 
Top