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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Update on the Homemade Hard Cider

It's been a few days now so I thought I'd give you a little update on the progress of the cider.  Within 12 hours, the airlock was bubbling like crazy, and the aroma coming out of it was very bready.  I guess I should have expected that with the baker's yeast, but it was nice to know that alcohol was being produced by the fermentation process.  After 72 hours, it's still bubbling pretty consistently, and doesn't smell quite as intensely bready.  There was a krausen (layer of yeast on top) that formed early, but has since settled back into it.

I plan on giving it 2-3 weeks to completely ferment out, and then cold crashing it in the fridge for a few days to help get the yeast to settle out of it.  I'm not too concerned with this being cloudy, especially since it is made from apple cider and not juice, but it would be nice to get as little yeast as possible into the final product to avoid it tasting more like French bread and less like apple cider.

Well, that's it for now!  I'll check back in with the cider after 2 weeks to let you know how it's coming along!

Cheers and Happy Brewing!

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