Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Secondary fermentation

After about nine days of good fermentation, the bubbles slowed down to next to nil. I racked the cider into another gallon jug for secondary fermentation last night. I'll likely leave it there for two or three weeks and then bottle it. My hydrometer readings tell me it's sitting about 6%. Not bad. I tried a small amount and it tastes a bit like a dry apple wine might. Not sure if I'll bother with carbonating it. It seems perfectly drinkable flat.

I hope it's good to go by my camp trip next month. I may take a single bottle with me, but let the rest age for a couple of months.

cider secondary fermentation

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