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Trey Ark

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I am making cider and the yeast blew the airlock off over the first night. I siphoned some out and put it back together and took the cap off my S shaped airlock. It seemed to then have a great, fast speed of fermenting. A day or two later I decided to add some pectic enzyme to clear it up. Now there is barely any action going on. I can barely see any yeast on top. It's only been a max of maybe 4 days. I added a decent amount of brown sugar and yeast nutrient prior to pitching my yeast. What did I do wrong or is this normal?

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day_trippr

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Greetings, Trey Ark, and welcome to HBT! :mug:

A hydrometer test will tell all.

fwiw, I have had a multitude of beer batches that hit their predicted final gravity in a full 4 days from the pitch - and all under solid temperature control set for the particular yeast strain used. So, check the gravity and see where your cider is at...

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